Message from Free Voice

Freedom of Expression, Freedom of the media, Freedom of Association, it are the cornerstones of development in most countries. If people can raise their voice, they also can raise issues that dont’ go well with development: corruption, authoritarianism, lacr of respect for social, economic and human rights.
We share across the world that we would say what we want. It is not a Western concept, or a Middle East concept not a Southern concept. It is nothing where we can use double standards. It is necessary
These are the words of Bert Koenders, Minister for Development Cooperation of the Netherlands on occasion of the Free Voice conference ‘Better Journalistm – more Freedom on september 8, 2008 in
The Hague. They express in a beautiful and exact way the importance of Press Freedom that Free Voice and his partners as PPF worldwide are realizing together in solidarity.”


Eric van der Lee
Program Manager
Thema Media en Rampen (preventie)

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