Free press makes a stronger democracy: PM

On the ocasion of World Press Freedom Day , Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that a free press is the multiplicity of ideas and human expression that makes all more vibrant as a society besides making a stronger democracy.

In a series of tweets, the PM said, “A free press makes a stronger democracy! Today on #WorldPressFreedomDay, let us reaffirm our commitment towards steadfastly supporting a free press. It is the multiplicity of ideas and human expression that makes us more vibrant as a society.”

“I applaud all those who have been working tirelessly to uphold freedom of press. It is due to these countless women and men that the spirit of a free press is significantly enhanced. WorldPressFreedomDay,” he said.

Mr Modi said, “I would once again like to appreciate the proactive role of everyone on social media for their commendable work towards safeguarding the freedom of press and expression”.

World Press Freedom Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in December 1993, following the recommendation of UNESCO’s General Conference.

Since then, May 3, the anniversary of the Declaration of Windhoek is celebrated worldwide as World Press Freedom Day.

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