Utrecht marks World Press Freedom Day

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Today is World Press Freedom Day. It was established in 1993 by the United Nations General Assembly in 1993 to celebrate the fundamental principles of press freedom.

UTRECHT - Today is World Press Freedom Day. It was established in 1993 by the United Nations General Assembly in 1993 to celebrate the fundamental principles of press freedom.

The theme this year is the safety of journalists and the threats they face in their work.

The event is being marked in the Netherlands. At a ceremony in the centre of the city of Utrecht Pieter Broertjes, the editor-in-chief of the newspaper De Volkskrant, will make a symbolic gesture by releasing a dove.

A number of speakers will also be present: among them will be Eberhard van der Laan, the Minister for Housing and Integration.

Radio Netherlands / Expatica

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