World Press Freedom Day: Mirwaiz hails Kashmir press for ‘letting the truth prevail’

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Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M), Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, hailed the contribution of the Jammu and Kashmir press fraternity.

He said despite the censorship, press in Kashmir have let the truth prevail, and said that censoring the media aims to censor the truth.

Taking to his Twitter handle , Mr. Farooq wrote, “Pen is mightier than the sword, On #WorldPressFreedomDay hail the contribution of free press across the globe as well as of our Jammu and Kashmir press fraternity who inspite of pulls and pressures let the truth prevail. Those who censor media aim to censor the truth.”

Each year, May 3 is celebrated as World Press Freedom Day. Started by the UN General Assembly in 1993, on a recommendation from UNESCO, the day is used to celebrate the fundamental principles of press freedom, assess its state around the world, defend the media from attacks on their independence and to pay tribute to journalists who have laid down their lives in the exercise of their profession.

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