The freedom of opinion
, expression and assembly are irreversible gains of the Revolution and a right guaranteed by the Constitution which the government seeks to preserve," the statement adds.
Cristina Gallach, UN Under- Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information, said, "On this annual observance of world press freedom day, we reaffirm our commitment to our right to freedom of opinion
and expression enshrined in article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
How do you assess the situation of freedom of opinion
in the recent phase?
It added that the kingdom guarantees the freedom of opinion
and expression and political practices in accordance with the law.
The group of signers was comprised of: the Chair-Rapporteur of the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, Mads Andenas; the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, Ahmed Shaheed; the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Christof Heyns; the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion
and expression, David Kaye; the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, Maina Kiai; the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, Gabriela Knaul; and the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, Michel Forst.
The ministry has also completed the draft Information and Communication Law, which is a necessary legislative step to promote freedom of opinion
Ahmad Fteiha, gave a speech in which he emphasized the important role that media play in enhancing democracy, freedom of opinion
and expression and human rights, as well as in stimulating development all over the world, including Palestine.
The right to obtain information is the basis that leads to freedom of opinion
and expression and participation in decision-making.
Al Hitmi explained that all penal laws in Arab countries criminalise defamation of religions but there are no specific sanctions when an abuser is outside the country adding that the law does not interfere with the freedom of opinion
He said that Lebanon is characterized by its free coexistence between Christians and Muslims, living together in full equity in rights and duties, notably freedom of opinion
She said in a speech that addressed today on the anniversary of World Press Freedom Day, hosted by the Iraqi Journalists Syndicate today in coordination with UNESCO " freedom of opinion
and expression requires safe environment where opinion expressed without constraints or restrictions.
The official added in his statement that while freedom of opinion
and expression was guaranteed within the constitution and the law, people are urged to use the social networks appropriately instead of violating the spirit of the law and social norms.
The cabinet reiterated its full respect for freedom of opinion
peacefully, which is guaranteed for all, under the commitment to political pluralism that guarantees the right to freedom expression in civilized ways away from the violence and provocation.
Delegates at the second Plenary session of the World Conference on International Telecommunications overwhelmingly supported the importance of Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights affirming the right of all people to freedom of opinion
and expression, including the freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.
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