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May 2-3: World Press Freedom Day 2008 Conference in Mozambique

May 3 is World Press Freedom Day, a day to celebrate the fundamental principles of press freedom and inform citizens about violations to press freedom. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has organized a two-day conference in Maputo, Mozambique to coincide with World Press Freedom Day. The conference will look at how press freedom contributes to empowerment, the role of community media, and the importance of access to information. Guest speakers from across Africa and around the world are scheduled to participate.

For more information about the conference, or to access resources that UNESCO has compiled for the event, visit: http://portal.unesco.org/ci/en/ev.php-URL_ID=25877&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html [1].