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THOUGHT for the Day

Freedom lies in being bold
                                        - Robert Frost


Today is World Press Freedom Day:

Importance of Development Journalism

As a tool for social justice, development journalism can be very valuable. By speaking for those who cannot, a development journalist can inform the rest of the country about important national issues confronted by the nation. Looking at the strengths and weaknesses of the country may also help identify ways in which the nation can be helped. Thus, this style of journalism is a tool for empowerment of the ordinary people to improve their own lives,

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Socio-economic scene:

Migrant worker issues

While the international day of workers was celebrated almost everywhere on May1st, Sri Lankan migrant workers (mostly domestic workers) in Lebanon joined migrant workers from Ethiopia, the Philippines, Nepal, Sudan and many other countries in a May Day parade held in Beirut last Sunday – since they only get Sunday off.

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World Press Freedom Day - its genesis

UNESCO marks World Press Freedom Day by conferring the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize on a deserving individual, organization or institution that has made an outstanding contribution to the defence and/or promotion of press freedom anywhere in the world, especially when this has been achieved in the face of danger,

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In Focus:

Some voices to heed

 “I categorically refuse to use the word ‘driver’ to qualify the designation of the man sitting in the driver's seat. To call him a driver would surely imply that he knew the appropriate (even minimum) legal requirements of the Highway Code, and possessed the practical skills required to carry the public on the road”.

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