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A day to honor press freedom around the world

World Press Freedom Day is a day to remember that journalists in many countries brave death or face jail to inform the public - and that freedom of the press and freedom of expression are fundamental human rights.

Members of French media watchdog Reporters Without Borders gather near the Iranian embassy in Paris, during a demonstration for press freedom in Iran, Thursday June 18, 2009 in Paris. Two riot policemen are seen standing guard rear center. (ddp images/AP Photo/Francois Mori)

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World Press Freedom Day is a day to focus on the state of press freedom around the world.

In two-thirds of the world's countries, press freedom is not guaranteed.

DW has spoken with several experts on the issue, in addition to covering world developments.

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