Amal Clooney speaks with Dacic about media freedoms: Serbian FM at the New York gathering
The event highlighted the importance of media freedom for the development of democracy, promotion of human rights, fight against corruption, and transparency
First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia Ivica Dacic participated in a gathering in New York today organized by the United Kingdom, dedicated to freedom of the media, held on the sidelines of the General Debate of the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.
The event was hosted by Minister of State for the Commonwealth and United Nations at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Baron Ahmad of Wimbledon, and co-chaired by UK Special Envoy on Media Freedoms Amal Clooney.
UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay and the prime minister of Sudan also spoke at the meeting.
The event highlighted the importance of media freedom for the development of democracy, promotion of human rights, fight against corruption, and transparency.
It has been pointed out that during the last decade media freedoms around the world seriously eroded.
Violence against journalists has been on the rise, with 13 journalists killed in the last three months alone, since the Freedom of the Media Conference in London, while about 90 percent of cases of violence against journalists remain unresolved, it has been stated.
That is why the UK has launched a campaign to form an international coalition to defend freedom of the media which has so far been joined by about 30 countries, including Serbia.
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