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Italy with Guterres: “Without free press, democracy cannot survive”

NEW YORK, SEPTEMBER 14 – “Without a free press democracy cannot survive”. Italy joined the words of UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres in view of the International Day of Democracy, devoted this year by the United Nations to the importance of press freedom as crucial to achieving democracy, peace, and the Sustainable Development Goals.  

“Italy with the EU is united in building a space conducive to freedom and democracy for everyone”, the Italian Mission said on Twitter. The United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution in 2007 that September 15 of each year would be observed as the International Day of Democracy. This year the focus is on a cornerstone of democratic societies: free, independent, and pluralistic media.

“Attempts to silence journalists are growing more brazen by the day – from verbal assault to online surveillance and legal harassment – especially against women journalists. Media workers face censorship, detention, physical violence, and even killings – often with impunity. Such dark paths inevitably lead to instability, injustice and worse”, said the SG: “Without freedom of expression, there is no freedom”. (@OnuItalia)

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