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RSF names ‘Predators of Freedom of Information’

On World Press Freedom Day, 3 May 2013, Reporters Without Borders released an updated list of 39 Predators of Freedom of Information ­– presidents, politicians, religious leaders, militias and criminal organizations that censor, imprison, kidnap, torture and kill journalists and other news providers. Powerful, dangerous and violent, these predators consider themselves above the law.

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AU message on Press Freedom Day

The African Union is celebrating this year, 2012, as the year of Shared Values.  These values are accepted and shared by all member States of our Union.  Among them, there is one which is a fundamental human right entrenched in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights: Freedom of Speech.  This value is of critical importance because it feeds democracy and consolidates good governance, which our world needs.

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