Saturday, May 3, 2008
Posted by Shahid Shah at 11:03 AM
Remember those who lost their lives in the way for their job to provide truth to readers. Remember Daniel Pearl today, who was assassinated while performing his duty in Pakistan. Pay tributes to him and remind him that we stand by him. We stand by truth.
Hundreds of journalists are killed every year. We curse dictators for targeting journalists, but we pay salute to our colleagues, our friends who are not among us at this time but will remembered forever. You can find statistics and background of journalists killed around the world from 1992 to April 4 2008 here.
Today is May 3, World Press Freedom Day, so remember all the journalists who are attacked. They were the people, who showed reality to the readers.
China is going to have Olympic games, but journalists are not free to cover it. We want freedom unlimited! We will not stay in boundaries. Read about China's curbs on press here.
World Press Freedom Day is celebrated every year on 3 May worldwide. It is an opportunity to celebrate the fundamental principles of press freedom; to evaluate press freedom, to defend the media from attacks on their independence and to pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the line of duty.
Read about history of press freedom day here.