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World Press Freedom Day
3 May

World Press Freedom Day 2004

"Reporting and Under-reporting: Who Decides?"

May 3rd is dedicated to World Press Freedom, a day to remember and stress the importance of free press in a free society.

Highlighting World Press Freedom Day, the Committee on Information dedicated its morning session of work on 3 May to the Day with a two-part event:

Following the event, there was a screening of Jonathan Demme's film "The Agronomist". The film tells the story of a Haitian journalist, Jean Dominique, who became a national hero for championing the cause of Haiti's poor and powerless. As owner and operator of his nation's first independent radio station, Radio Haiti-Inter, Dominique fought tirelessly for press freedom and democracy. He was assassinated in April 2000.

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