Commission 5: Right to Information, Transparency and Protection of Journalists – Paris 2005

    Sub-themes, among other topics, included:

    • Independence of media and journalists – freedom of expression – job security – physical threats – obligation to provide full protection to journalist and their sources of information;
    • People’s right to information – domestic legislations – need for effective steps;
    • Violation of right to information by spreading disinformation by monopolizing media – news distortion and black-out;
    • Organs to secure freedom and pluralism of information – need for a global information center.

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