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The following movie has been made to
commemorate the lives of more than 800
journalists and media workers who have lost their lives as a result of their work since United Nations
first established May 3 as the WorldPress Freedom Day, in 1993.
Be it in Iraq, Burma, Russia,
Uzbekistan or Colombia,
reporters and media workers throughout the world are subject to daily repression.
They are threatened or killed because of their investigations into corruption,
violence and discrimination.
In December 1993 the UN General Assembly made May 3 the day of World Press
Freedom, honouring the demands of the UNESCO "Windhoek Declaration"
Where two years earlier journalists from all over the world declared free, plurastic and independent media as a
necessary part of a democratic society. They denounced censorship and
repression as the most severe violations of human rights.
Journalists asked governments worldwide to guarantee press freedom and freedom
of association as a constitutional right. They spoke out in favour of
independent associations and sought international support for free media and
This year marks the 15th anniversary of World Press Freedom Day.
More than 827 journalists and media workers have lost their live since the day
was established - they have been shot, beaten, butchered or caught in the crossfire including prominent
cases such as Anna Politkovskaia and Daniel Pearl. Only in a few cases have the
perpetrators been brought to justice, while most remain unsolved and often un- investigated.
We want to remember those journalists with this film. They are not forgotten.
David Schraven / Tel: +49-(0)172-56 32 699
Reporter ohne Grenzen,
Elke Schäfter / Tel: +49-(0)30-615 85 85
Heike Lambertus / Tel: +49-(0)211-233 990
dju in Verdi,
Ulrike Maercks-Franzen / Tel: +49-(0)30-695 623 22
Matthias Echterhagen / Tel: +49-(0)30-259 328 319
International Federation of Journalists
Ernest Sagaga/ Tel: +32-(0)2-235 22 07
Galima Bukharbaeva / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org