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GUJ To Observe World Press Freedom Day

Union of Journalists (GUJ) will observe the World Press Freedom Day on Tuesday, 3rd May with the theme ‘21st Century Media: New Frontiers, new Barriers’.

The event will affirm fundamental principles of the freedom of media in the digital age — the ability of citizens to voice their opinions and access diverse, independent information sources, 20 years after the original declaration was made in Windhoek, Namibia.

On this occasion, two media-related documentaries – Partners in Crime and Helvetica — will be screened at Kala Academy, Panjim at 10.00 am.

Partners in Crime is directed by Paromita Vohra and produced by Magic Lantern Foundation. It takes you on a rollicking trip through the grey worlds of copyright, art and the market in a story about love, money and crime.

Directed and produced by Gary Hustvit Helvetica is an independent feature-length documentary about typography and graphic design, centered on the typeface of the same name.

United Nations General Assembly declared 3rd May as World Press Freedom Day to raise awareness of the importance of freedom of the press and remind government of their duties to respect and uphold the right to freedom of expression enshrined under Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and marking the anniversary of the Declaration of Windhoek, a statement of free press principles put together by African journalists in 1991.

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