UNESCO, World Press Freedom Day and Beyond: The Marginal Place of Press Freedom at the UN

  • Wiebke LamerEmail author


This chapter provides a case study of the treatment of press freedom within the UN framework since 2006, highlighting in particular the absence of press freedom in the UN human rights debate. The chapter also examines indicators for the state-driven nature of the UN discourse and actions on press freedom, such as the funding of UN bodies like UNESCO and initiatives that deal with press freedom and media development.


Press freedom United Nations UNESCO Human rights Media development 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC)VeniceItaly

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