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dc.contributor.authorPearson, Mark
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:02:10Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:02:10Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.date.modified2014-06-11T01:13:15Z
dc.identifier.issn1023-9499
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/59970
dc.description.abstractOn 3 May, 2013, AUT University's Pacific Media Centre marked the 20th anniversary of the UNESCO World Press Freedom Day with the inaugural event in New Zealand. The event was initiated by UNESCO's Programme for Freedom of Expression, Democracy and Peace with the first seminar on 'Promoting an Independent and Pluralistic African Media' in Windhoek, Namibia, on 3 May, 1993. The journalists participating in that event drew up the Windhoek Declaration which highlighted that press freedom should be understood as a media system that is free, pluralistic and independent. They insisted that that this dispensation was essential for democracy and development. The Declaration became a landmark document in the fight for press freedom around the world. This address argues that new ethical codes of practice are now needed that are inclusive of serious bloggers and citizen journalists. The author of this address states: 'The printing press spawned free expression's offspring-the right of "press freedom"-as pamphleteers fought censorship by governments in the ensuing centuries. Events are unfolding much more quickly now. It would be an historic irony and a monumental shame if press freedom met its demise through the sheer pace of irresponsible truth-seeking and truth-telling today'.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherAuckland University of Technology
dc.publisher.placeNew Zealand
dc.publisher.urihttps://ojs.aut.ac.nz/pacific-journalism-review/
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom215
dc.relation.ispartofpageto227
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalPacific Journalism Review
dc.relation.ispartofvolume19
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchJournalism Studies
dc.subject.fieldofresearchFilm, Television and Digital Media
dc.subject.fieldofresearchJournalism and Professional Writing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCommunication and Media Studies
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode190301
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1902
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1903
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode2001
dc.titlePress freedom, social media and the citizen
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorPearson, Mark L.


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