Media and Good Governance

26 January 2007

UNESCO has decided to pay tribute to the critical role played by the media in promoting democracy and good governance by choosing Media and Good Governance as the key theme for this years celebration of World Press Freedom Day.

Through the Millennium Declaration, United Nations member states expressed their strong, unanimous and explicit support of democratic and participatory governance and recognized free and open media as one of the tools necessary to achieve this goal. They called for participation and transparency in decision-making, non-discrimination, empowerment and accountability in the quest for development.

Author(s) The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation
Editor(s): Barry James
Publication Date: 07-04-2006
Publisher: UNESCO
Number of Pages: 70
Keywords: Media Good Governance Press Freedom

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