iciHaiti – UN : World Press Freedom Day
This May 3, 2021, World Press Freedom Day has as its theme “Information as a public good”.
Through this theme, the United Nations intends to place particular emphasis on the role of the media in the production of verified information in the public interest and in the preservation of the right to freedom of expression.
The UN underlines “The Haitian ontexte has been marked in recent months by a difficult work environment due to incidents related to the work of journalists, the phenomenon of disinformation, and the increase in hate speech.”
Recall that this year, in the 2021 world ranking on press freedom, by Reporters Without Borders (RSF), Haiti, after a decline of 21 places in 2020, shows a further decline of 4 places in 2021 and is now 87th on 180 countries https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-33543-haiti-insecurityfreedom-of-the-press-haiti-has-lost-25-places-in-2-years.html .
The United Nations in Haiti encourages the development of organized structures and more responsible media and invites the authorities to implement the recommendations within the framework of the Universal Periodic Review and of the Human Rights Committee with regard to human rights. information and press freedom in Haiti.
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres “urges all governments to do everything in their power to defend the freedom, independence and diversity of the media.”