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world press freedom day.

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World Press Freedom Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in December 1993, following the recommendation of UNESCO’s General Conference. Since then, May 3rd  is celebrated worldwide as World Press Freedom Day.

After almost 30 years, the historic connection made between the freedom to seek, impart and receive information and the public good remains as relevant as it was at the time of its signing. May 3rd acts as a reminder to governments of the need to respect their commitment to press freedom. It is also a day of reflection among media professionals about issues of press freedom and professional ethics. It is an opportunity to:

  • celebrate the fundamental principles of press freedom;
  • assess the state of press freedom throughout the world;
  • defend the media from attacks on their independence;
  • and pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

“a free press can, of course, be good or bad,

but, most certainly without freedom,

the press will never be anything but bad.”

-albert camus

 

 

 

image credit: brittanica.com

news to me.

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my doormat without a sunday paper on it.

my very kind paper man

told me to just text him if i was ever missing a paper

 he would drive over to deliver it

i love the sunday paper and especially the crossword

love throwing open my door on a sunday morning

the paper patiently waiting for me on my door mat

love opening it

with a fresh cup of steaming coffee

and diving in

but alas

the day came

when it wasn’t there

 i sent a gentle text to my paper man

saying there was no sunday paper waiting for me today

 he very quickly responded to say –

that is because today is saturday.

ah, i thought.

en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Sunday

Sunday is the day of the week between Saturday and Monday.

Sunday is a day of rest in most Western countries, and a part of the weekend.

“time flows in strange ways on sundays.” 

haruki murakami

faint of heart.

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david brinkley delivers the news – a job not for the faint of heart.

 

“the only way to do news on television is not to be terrified of it.”

-david brinkley

 

 

 

 

photo credit: abc news, 1987

definition: Merriam Webster –

faint of heart 

idiom
lacking the courage to face something difficult or dangerous
– usually used in the phrase, not for the faint of heart
‘this is a difficult climb that is not for the faint of heart.’