Media freedom is protected by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. A free and independent media landscape is a fundamental characteristic of democracies. DW reports regularly on restrictions to press freedom.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states "Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference, and impart information and ideas through any media regardless of frontiers." Here you can find all DW content on the issue.
Russian historical and civil rights organization Memorial received the Right Livelihood Award in 2004. 15 years on, Memorial continues to bring cases of human rights violations to the European Court of Human Rights.
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