Fostering Freedom of Expression

As the United Nations agency with a specific mandate to promote the free flow of ideas by word and image, UNESCO works to foster free, independent and pluralistic media in print, broadcast and online. Media development in this mode enhances freedom of expression, and it contributes to peace, sustainability, poverty eradication and human rights. Read more

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10 December 2006 "Human Rights remain at the heart of UNESCO's mandate." Mr. Koichiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of Human Rights Day, 10 December 2006
24 October 2006 Worldwide Press Freedom Index 2006
14 September 2006 Fostering integration of the Central Asian Freedom of the Press and Expression Network into global and regional networks
18 April 2006 UNESCO Guillermo Cano Press Freedom Prize 2006 awarded to Lebanese journalist May Chidiac
3 May 2005 Celebration of World Press Freedom Day in Tajikistan
3 May 2005 Sub-Regional Training UNESCO/Kazak National Library: Promoting free access to information and freedom of expression in libraries and archives 3-4 May 2005, Almaty, Kazakhstan
21 March 2005 Message by the Director-General of UNESCO on the occasion of World Poetry Day, 21 March 2005
14 February 2005 Communication and Information Unit Strategic Programme 2005 Overall Presentation
3 February 2005 Opening of the Conference on Freedom of Expression in Cyberspace
7 October 2004 Media in Danger Conference, 10-12 October 2004, Bishkek
1 October 2004 Press Freedom Organisations
14 September 2004 Member States and regional and international NGOs are invited to submit names of candidates for the 2005 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize.
26 August 2004 UNESCO Condemns Murder of Nepalese Journalist Dakendra Raj Thapa
15 July 2004 Martin Hadlow, former Head of Office, Representative to Kazakhstan and Regional Communication Adviser for Central Asia and the Transcaucasus (1994-98)
1 July 2004 UNESCO Television Production Grants