Free, vibrant press vital in democracy: PM Modi

| Updated: May 03, 2017 17:48 IST

New Delhi [India], May. 3 (ANI): On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to stress on the importance of having a 'free and vibrant' press in a democracy. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">World Press Freedom Day is a day to reiterate our unwavering support towards a free & vibrant press, which is vital in a democracy.</p>&mdash; Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) <a href="https://twitter.com/narendramodi/status/859576992059973632">May 3, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">In today&#39;s day & age, social media has emerged as an active medium of engagement & has added more vigour to press freedom.</p>&mdash; Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) <a href="https://twitter.com/narendramodi/status/859577623340498944">May 3, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> The United Nations General Assembly declared 3rd of May to be World Press Freedom Day to raise awareness of the importance of freedom of the press and remind governments of their duty to respect and uphold the right to freedom of expression enshrined under Article 19 of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights. (ANI)
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