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Human Rights House Tbilisi to Celebrate Press Freedom Day

02.05.2012
On May 3, Human Rights House Tbilisi will celebrate the Press Freedom Day with a performance “I Am a Reporter, Not a Spy!” at 12:00 pm in front of the Youth Palace in Rustaveli Avenue, Tbilisi.

Besides Human Rights House Tbilisi member organizations Article 42 of Constitution and Human Rights Center, Public Advocacy, Study Center for Elections and Political Technologies, Youth for Justice and Healthy World will also take part in the event.

Every interested person and human rights organization can join the performance.

Human Rights House Tbilisi celebrated the Press Freedom Day last year too. The participants of the Flash Mob protested the oppression on Georgian printed media by holding newspapers upside down in front of the parliament.

On May 3, 1991 African journalists adopted Declaration  in Namibian town of Windhoek where they called upon the authority to promote freedom of press in the country. On December 21, 1993 the UN General Assembly declared May 3 to be World Press Freedom Day.

This day reminds the world community that freedom of expression is still blatantly breached in many states and very often journalists implement their professional activities at the expense of freedom and sometimes even at the expense of life.

Human Rights House Tbilisi
02.05.12 

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