“Quality journalism enables citizens to make informed decisions about their society’s development. It also works to expose injustice, corruption, and the abuse of power. For this, journalism must be able to thrive, in an enabling environment in which they can work independently and without undue interference and in conditions of safety.”

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova
and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein