Africa's Lack Of Free Press
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This paper examines how the absence of a free press is detrimental to the cultural and public interests of the African populace. In particular, the paper analyzes the Windhoek Declaration, which outlined freedoms of the press that had not been addressed previously. It also discusses censorship and the torture of journalists.
From the Paper:"On April 29th, 1991 the Windhoek Declaration was announced to the world. From Namibia and speaking for the journalists and press agents all across Africa, the Windhoek Declaration outlined freedoms of the press that had not been addressed previously. It emphasized the need for a free press as a precursor to true democracy in the region. The Windhoek Declaration also rallied against cruelties done to journalists and the rampant censorship that had been a mainstay of the 1980s African journalistic culture. It called for a pluralistic media to be embraced not only in Africa, but also throughout the world. Years later, one can look back on this inspiring day..."
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