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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Trump has asked China to cut the gap by $100 billion and open up the Asian nation's markets to American products such as cars. Germany, the EU's largest steel exporter to the USA , accounted for about 5 percent of US steel imports past year .
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The 2018 NHL Draft Lottery is in the books with the Buffalo Sabres winning the first-overall selection and taking Rasmus Dahlin . It continued to count down, and when the Montreal Canadiens were meant to be up, the most attractive thing happened, they didn't.
"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.
The name Louis also holds a special meaning for Prince Phillip whose grandfather was named Prince Louis Alexander of Battenburg. Weighing in at just 8lbs 3oz, the baby Princess was welcomed to the world by Prince William , who was present at the birth.
Meanwhile, the Senate Intelligence Committee's investigation is moving ahead, along with special counsel Robert Mueller's probe. The committee also did not agree with assessments that Russian President Vladimir Putin preferred Trump to Hillary Clinton.
But the company's third-quarter outlook of $51.5 billion to $53.5 billion compares favorably to analyst forecasts for the period. Apple earnings is always a big event for traders and investors, so expect the stock be especially volatile today.
A bit of the settlement will be paid into court and be held for the couple's two kids who are presently matured seven and 12. She was diagnosed with cervical cancer around the same time but she only found out about that review previous year .
The Loose Women have defended the Duchess of Cambridge for having an "immaculate" appearance after the birth of her third child . Kate Middleton has given birth thrice, and every time she is seen wearing a Jenny Packham dress during her royal baby debuts.
The image shows four figures in silhouette standing in front of the edge of a terrain filled with, what seems like, craters . Fortnite had a 73% increase in revenue since February which is likely due to the new Battle Pass Season and John Wick skin.
The leaders agreed on the effectiveness of such informal meetings with plans to hold more of such a nature in the future. Xi emphasised that the problems between China and India were "temporary" but the cooperation would be "everlasting".
Carson's act doesn't propose a timeline, but Congress must approve the changes before they can go into effect. Therefore, according to his logic, making them pay more in rent will encourage them to make more money.
The building, in the Largo do Paissandu area, was apparently occupied illegally, according to the São Paulo newspaper Estadão . Sao Paulo state Governor Marcio Franca told the Folha de S.Paulo newspaper that it was legally hard to remove squatters.
In other revival news, My Fair Lady, Once On This Island , and Carousel are up for Best Revival of a Musical . The Tony Awards race this year seems to be dominated by big established brands - Disney's " Frozen ", J.K.
Only eight percent of Americans are now following the healthy habits underlined in the study, research co-author Dr. The new study aimed to quantify how much healthy lifestyle factors might be able to boost longevity in the U.S.
WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum is breaking ties with Facebook amid a privacy scandal that had dogged the social network for weeks. Post its acquisition by Facebook the WhatsApp user base has almost tripled to 1.35 billion active monthly users.
Here is the explanation to his formula to win election: "2 Reddys + 1 Yeddy (referring to party's chief ministerial candidate B.S. Attacking the Karnataka Chief Minister, Shri Modi remarked, "I was reading the papers and saw a 2+1 formula in Karnataka.
The event is held twice a year and during the last event in the fall the DEA collected almost a million pounds of drugs. The DEA, along with local and state partners, collected pills outside several Memphis area Kroger stores on Saturday.
The Syrian army last week launched a wide-scale offensive on areas held by Syrian rebels and Islamic militants south of Damascus. The working assumption is that Israel hit storage areas where Iran kept heavy long-range rockets for future use against Israel.
Passengers are rescued from the stopped Flying Dinosaur rollercoaster at Universal Studios Japan amusement park in Osaka. But some visitors were apparently horrified by the incident. "It's scary to think (about) if we had been on board".
The logos are hyperlinked to a page that provides the reader with more information about the cultural event being celebrated. It was drawn by the search engine's co-founders, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, who attended that year's festival.
Fortnite's Battle Royale mode has become the biggest free-to-play console game of all time according to analytic firm SuperData . There are three boats on loot lake but you want to aim for the one on the eastern side of the lake, next to a giant rock.
The impacts of climate change are largely detrimental for spiders, driving numerous world's cave spiders toward extinction. The lifespan of a trapdoor spider is between five and 20 years . "We're really miserable about it", Mason tells Bodkin.
Meanwhile, Rafael Lovato Jr. locked in an armbar on Gerald Harris to get a victory a little over a minute into their bout. Official Result - Fedor Emelianenko Defeats Frank Mir by TKO (Punches) at 0:48 of Round One.
Higher-than-expected demand led Macmillan imprint Henry Holt & Co to order up 2.1 million copies in its first week. The book also compares Trump's leadership to those of mob bosses Comey encountered as U.S.
WBC champion Deontay Wilder has put down a fight offer to Anthony Joshua - claiming the Brit has 24 hours to accept. Wilder said "all the money is in the bag so I expect you will be a man of your word".
The stylistic differences between the Macron and Merkel visits are "very telling" according to Mona Krewel of Cornell University. Aside from trade, the future of the Iran nuclear agreement is another subject which Merkel will raise in Washington .
She suggested that industry studies also would be affected by the changes. "This decision seems hasty", she wrote in an email. He claimed that he was removing advisers because they had a "conflict of interest" because they received EPA grants.
We can watch Game 4, through the comfortable lens of a 3-0 Pelicans lead, as a possible deciding night for series MVP. Portland had one last run in them, cutting the 100-87 third quarter deficit to two within three minutes.