Friday, May 09, 2008

UNESCO’s New York Office commemoration of World Press Freedom Day

Justice Albie Sachs
© Thomas Khosa

UNESCO’s New York Office this week commemorated World Press Freedom Day with a keynote speech by Justice Albie Sachs, a chief architect of South Africa’s post-apartheid Constitution, on "Access to information and the empowerment of people."
"Openness as a standard practice goes well beyond journalist access; it’s got as much to do with dignity of people to have voices and expression."
Justice Albie Sachs
The celebratory lecture and luncheon was attended by nearly 100 journalists, United Nations delegates, officials and representatives of media advocacy groups and foundations.

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