Photo exhibition on the freedom of the press | EUNewsletter

Photo exhibition on the freedom of the press

3 June 2013

A one-week photo exhibition dedicated to World Press Freedom Day opened on 3 May 2013. The event, called “Freedom of the Press: the Right to Know”, was organised by the Freedom of Information Centre of Armenia NGO in cooperation with the EU Delegation to Armenia, as well as USAID Armenia and the OSCE Office in Yerevan.
The aim of the exhibition was to reflect the challenges and opportunities of exercising the right to information, and to remind the government, media representatives and the public at large of their role in achieving this right.
World Press Freedom Day is celebrated around the world on every 3 May to commemorate the fundamental principles of media freedom.
The event was attended by Onno Simons, the Head of the Political, Economic, Press and Information Section of the EU Delegation to Armenia, John Heffern, the US Ambassador to Armenia, and Oliver McCoy, Democratisation Officer of the OSCE Office in Yerevan.

Simons stressed that World Press Freedom Day was a universally celebrated day which underlined the importance of freedom of information and expression: ‘Everyone has the right to have their own opinion, express it and get information through any media. On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day the European Union would like everyone to recall these principles. The EU has always called for a pluralistic press and other media’. Simons added that, although the situation in Armenia was now better than it used to be, there were still problems related to press freedom.

A special catalogue devoted to International Press Freedom Day will be published, which will contain over seventy photos and caricatures.

Heffern called on journalists to investigate and analyse the information made available through the Freedom of Information Law to bring issues to the general public’s attention.

Photo exhibition on the freedom of the press

A one-week photo exhibition dedicated to World Press Freedom Day opened on 3 May 2013. The event, called “Freedom of the Press: the Right to Know”, was organised by the Freedom of Information Centre of Armenia NGO in cooperation with the EU Delegation to Armenia, as well as USAID Armenia and the OSCE Office in Yerevan. The aim of the exhibition was to reflect the challenges and opportunities of exercising the right to information, and to remind the government, media representatives and the public at large of their role in achieving this right. World Press Freedom Day is celebrated around the world on every 3 May to commemorate the fundamental principles of media freedom. The event was attended by Onno Simons, the Head of the Political, Economic, Press and Information Section of the EU Delegation to Armenia, John Heffern, the US Ambassador to Armenia, and Oliver McCoy, Democratisation Officer of the OSCE Office in Yerevan. Simons stressed that World Press Freedom Day was a universally celebrated day which underlined the importance of freedom of information and expression: ‘Everyone has the right to have their own opinion, express it and get information through any media. On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day the European Union would like everyone to recall these principles. The EU has always called for a pluralistic press and other media’. Simons added that, although the situation in Armenia was now better than it used to be, there were still problems related to press freedom. A special catalogue devoted to International Press Freedom Day will be published, which will contain over seventy photos and caricatures. Heffern called on journalists to investigate and analyse the information made available through the Freedom of Information Law to bring issues to the general public’s attention. [gallery link="file"]