摘要Message by UNESCO DG Ms. Irina Bokova on World Press Freedom Day 2017

Message by Ms. Irina Bokova on World Press Freedom Day 2017

Message from Ms. Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, on the Occasion of the World Press Freedom Day文章源自英文巴士-https://www.en84.com/2685.html



3 May 2017文章源自英文巴士-https://www.en84.com/2685.html



Critical Minds for Critical Times – this is the theme of the 2017 World Press Freedom Day.文章源自英文巴士-https://www.en84.com/2685.html




“Only the independence, the character, the objectivity and the good judgment of the journalist and the media can overcome the terrible storms of the new world that threaten freedom of information everywhere.”




Guillermo Cano Isaza, a Colombian journalist assassinated in 1986, wrote these words two years prior to his death and they continue to resonate today, 33 years later, as we celebrate World Press Freedom Day and the 20th anniversary of the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize.




Facing a crisis of audience identity, journalism stands before a horizon where old challenges are merging with new threats. The media business is being shaken to the core with the rise of digital networks and social media. Citizen journalists are redrawing the boundaries of journalism. Media accountability and credibility are falling under question. Online, the lines are blurring between advertising and editorial material, and we see private actors rising as key intermediaries, accompanied by new forms of ‘private censorship.’ These challenges merge with deeper transformations affecting societies. The Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year for 2016 is “post-truth.” Combined with the concept of “fake news,” questions are rising that go the heart of free, independent and professional journalism.


面对受众身份的危机,新闻业面临着旧挑战和新威胁交织的局面。数字网络和社交媒体的兴起,冲击着媒体业务的核心。公民记者正在为新闻业重新划界。媒体的责任和信誉受到质疑。网络上,营销广告和编辑材料间的界线模糊不清。私人行为者作为重要的中介崛起,与之相伴的是新形式的“私人审查”。这种种挑战,又与更深层次的社会变革密不可分。牛津词典选择“后真相”为2016年年度词汇,结合“假新闻”这样的概念看,诸多新问题触及到 自由、独立和专业新闻的核心。


All this comes at a time when free, independent and pluralistic media has never been so important to empower individual women and men, strengthen good governance and the rule of law, and take forward the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – specifically, Sustainable Development Goal 16, to build just, peaceful and inclusive societies. The media must not only be a source of reliable information – it should provide a platform for a multitude of voices and mobilise new forces for tolerance and dialogue.




The stakes are clear. We need original, critical and well-researched journalism, guided by high professional, ethical standards and a quality media education – combined with audiences that have the right media and information literacy skills.




UNESCO is leading this work across the world, starting by standing up for the safety of journalists. Far too often, murder remains the most tragic form of censorship – 102 journalists paid the ultimate price in 2016. This is unacceptable and weakens societies as a whole. This is why UNESCO is spearheading the UN Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity with partners around the globe.


教科文组织正在世界各地领导着这项工作,首先从加强记者安全开始。太多的时候,记者被谋杀仍然是最具悲剧性的新闻审查形式,102 名记者在2016年付出了生命代价。这是不可接受的,它削弱了我们整个社会。正因如此,教科文组织正发挥着领导作用,与全球伙伴一起,致力于实施《联合国关于记者安全和有罪不罚问题的行动计划》。


Critical times call for critical minds. Today, I call on everyone to sharpen their minds to defend the freedoms that are essential for justice and peace – this is UNESCO’s message for the 2017 World Press Freedom Day.





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