Freedom of expression is a fundamental human right

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"Freedom of expression is a fundamental human right, guaranteed in article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It constitutes an essential pillar of any vital society." That is the message of UN Deputy Secretary-General at a Security Council debate devoted to the protection of journalists in armed conflict.

According to Jan Eliasson, in the past decade, more than 600 journalists have been killed while exercising their critical role and service in society.

Beng Poblete-Enriquez reports.

Duration: 3’54″

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