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THE Media Association (MATT) says this country's five-place drop in the World Press Freedom Index is a reminder of how essential press freedom is, and again called for more consultations on the Cyber Crime Bill. Laws that protect independent journalism, freedom of expression and the right to information need to be adopted, implemented and enforced.

It's a day on which everyone is reminded of the role of free media as a cornerstone of democracy.

But an access to information law, which will enable journalists and the general public to get information needs to be rolled out, said chairperson on Media Institute of Southern Africa (Misa) Malawi chapter.

Another highpoint of the celebration would be the Award ceremony of the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize. "This shaping and informative power mainly falls to the press and the media in general, under all their guises and through various mediums", she further stated.

The main event to mark the day was held in capital Kabul, where on Monday a Daesh-claimed twin suicide bombing killed 29 people, including nine journalists and cameraman.

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"The Duterte administration may not like a free press very much but it has the duty and responsibility to arrest and prosecute the killers of Sestoso and the many others who were murdered over the years", the watchdog's Asia researcher, Carlos Conde, said.

The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detentions has qualified his arrest and detention as arbitrary and contrary to the rights and freedoms guaranteed by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi, speaker of the Wolesi Jiga (lower house), asked parliamentarians to swiftly come up with a draft law to regulate the appointment of journalists, their rights and safety. Names are submitted by regional and worldwide non-governmental organisations working for press freedom, and by UNESCO member states.

Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid, known as Shawkan, who was selected by an independent global jury of media professionals as the laureate of the 2018 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano Press Freedom Prize received his award in abstention.

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