Tuesday, March 29, 2011

International Colloquium on Freedom of Expression and Human Rights

International Colloquium on Freedom of Expression and Human Rights

April 28-29, 2011

New Delhi, India

Organized by Press Council of India

Two day International Colloquium on "Freedom of Expression and Human Rights" scheduled on April 28-29, 2011 in New Delhi, India. The freedom to communicate one's thought and belief has existed as a basic right ever since the humans organized themselves into a society. The UN acknowledged this as a universal right in 1948 in Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Press/Media Councils all over the world have also striven for the last hundred years to promote and strengthen the rights of the press on behalf of the public, to express freely and fairly its opinion on matters of public interest and importance. Hosted by the Press Council of India, self regulatory bodies of the Press and Electronic Media and other stakeholders will meet to discuss at the International colloquium on the role of media to adjudge its promotion of universal respect for and observance of human rights. Representative of media bodies, mediapersons and Human Rights Researchers associated with the media wishing to participate may contact us at intlconfpci@gmail.com.

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