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UNGA President invokes Gandhi to protect press freedom

In a post on X on World Press Freedom Day, Francis said that the attacks on press freedom undermine democracy
01:56 AM May 05, 2024 IST | Agencies
unga president invokes gandhi to protect press freedom
UNGA President invokes Gandhi to protect press freedom
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United Nations, May 4: Invoking global peace icon Mahatma Gandhi’s message on freedom of press, UN General Assembly President Dennis Francis urged member states to protect journalists and media workers worldwide.

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In a post on X on World Press Freedom Day, Francis said that the attacks on press freedom undermine democracy and “society needs independence of a free media more than ever.”

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“In the words of Mahatma Gandhi, ‘freedom of the press is a precious privilege that no country can forego.’ On #WorldPressFreedomDay, let’s reaffirm our commitment to protecting journalists and media workers worldwide,” he said.

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