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UNESCO to screen this Indian short film during World Press Freedom Day celebrations

The theme for the 2017 World Press Freedom Day is “Critical Minds for Critical Times: Media’s role in advancing peaceful, just and inclusive societies“.

Apr 28, 2017 14:46 IST
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The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) will screen short film ‘Azaad’ as a part of the World Press Freedom Day celebrations.

The event, which will celebrate the principle of freedom of press, will take place in Jakarta from 1 May -4 May 2017. The event will be co-organised by the UNESCO, the Government of Indonesia, and the Press Council of Indonesia.

The theme for the 2017 World Press Freedom Day is “Critical Minds for Critical Times: Media’s role in advancing peaceful, just and inclusive societies“.

 

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What ‘Azaad’ is about?

The movie Azaad is written and directed by Rahul V. Chittella, who was mentored by filmmaker Mira Nair for the film.

The movie revolves about the dysfunctional relationship between a father and his son.

• It goes on talk about freedom of expression in current times and what better way to share this with journalists across the globe.

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About World Press Freedom Day

Every year, 3 May is celebrated as World Press Freedom Day.

It celebrates the fundamental principles of press freedom as well as evaluates the freedom of press around the globe.

The international day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 1993 following a recommendation adopted at the 26th Session of UNESCO's General Conference in 1991.

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