Freedom of expression is shut down by misusers of power worldwide.

Kurt Lykke Lindved Ph.D Culture and Development - UN Lecturer and Writer Honored Dutch Counsel Former CEO in EAC Entertainer and Event Management

Kurt Lykke Lindved Ph.D
Culture and Development – UN
Lecturer and Writer
Honored Dutch Counsel
Former CEO in EAC
Entertainer and Event Management

In the last two years, more than 50 journalists per year were killed while doing their work in war-torn areas. And increasingly caused the deaths of terrorists in one way or another where camps are targeted seeking out journalists as hostages and victims.

According to the statement made by UN Secretary General Kofi Annan who issued on the occasion of the UN Freedom of Expression Day, the red marks across the world today. This year, the United Nations decided to make the relationship between terrorism and freedom of the press to the theme of press freedom day.

“Terrorism threats on media freedom and independences can be carried out both directly and indirectly. Too often includes terrorism attacks on journalists and publishers, including killings, abductions, torture and bombings of media offices, “it said in the statement that Kofi Annan has issued together with the UN Human Rights Commissioner, Mary Robinson, and UNESCO Secretary General Koichiro Matsuura – “In the world press of freedom day we must once again say that press freedom is an inalienable dimension of the broader freedom of expression like it is every person’s innate right and one of the foundations for the progress of mankind,” concludes the statement.

In addition to Syria, it is dangerous to be a journalist in Somalia, Pakistan, Nigeria, Mexicoworld_press_freedom_day_zuma_edited-1 and Brazil. Here, as in many other places we still consider that the murders are only slightly investigated and the perpetrators prosecuted. As long as the authorities allow attacks on journalists to the extent that we see today, it is impossible to get these abuses stopped.

In Central Asian countries like Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, it is a general rule that journalists are murdered, imprisoned and tortured or exiled all so effectively that it kills any approach to a free press.

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It’s not just about murder, but also to a much larger number of arrests, where Turkey has arrested journalists in bunches and at times the country had more than 70 journalists remained in prison while hundreds were waiting for a dubious trial. Even closer within the EU community we have noted the new constitutional clauses in Hungary including experienced action on press freedom, and if Hungary may be allowed, there is not a long way to several countries in the region that will follow. This is why it is so important that EU politicians not only rhetorically, but also in action makes it clear that it is the wrong way.

European Topics

* Journalists under pressure in Southeastern Europe

Officially, freedom of the press has existed in Southeastern Europe for 20 years. But in reality, politics and business often exert undue influence on the media. The economic crisis has made the situation even worse. (03.05.2013)

* We live in two realities’ in Ukraine

Well-known Ukrainian journalist Mustafa Nayem talks with DW about the difficult working conditions for the press in his country. (03.05.2013)

* Turkish journalists imprisoned as ‘terrorists’

In an interview with DW, Turkish journalist Ragip Duran accuses his country’s government of imprisoning journalists without a sentence. (02.05.2013)

* Freedom of expression under threat in Europe

On the Day of the Imprisoned Writer, PEN International is warning about developments in Europe. Vice President Sascha Feuchert is particularly worried about Turkey and Hungary. (15.11.2012)

* Concerns over Internet censorship in Russia

Russia’s political opposition is active on the Internet, but maybe not for long. A new youth protection law allows the blocking of websites – and that could take critical opposition sites off the web. (13.11.2012)

Who will reveal the hidden truth?

717471United Nations is actually on the lookout for this oblique development and reality’s world may quickly turn into manipulation’s world which can be seen in a status where only 14% of the world’s countries have a total freedom of expression, according to their respective constitutions.

Many journalists already said “enough is enough” which is a worrying trend – the falsehood shall have the free opportunities to a greater extent and thus democracy is in danger of collapsing under the brutal rulers insane brains.

the rulers can be who-as-any – politicians, officials and cynical banks that have close links with the conspiracy which sees people as if they were sheep ruled by their own sheep herders.
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The protectionism spreads at lightning speed and this phenomenon we have seen before when the manger has run out of money as well as the following consequences – anarchy and war!

@K.L.L.

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Professional – Career * Qualified as a Charter Agent in the East Asiatic Company - Became a State Authorized Shipping Broker in 1969 * Captain in The Sirius Patrol – Greenland at Thule Air Base, 1969-1971 * Postings in New York, New Orleans, Toronto, Rio de Janeiro, Lagos and London as Charter Agent and Manager 1972 – 1983 working for The East Asiatic Company Ltd. – Copenhagen * 24 years with The East Asiatic Company Ltd and subsidiary companies as Charter Agent, Marketing and Development Manager; and General Manager * Supplementary courses and examinations in Maritime and Commercial Law Management. * Founder and Owner of Sonata Production, Art and Music International Inc. – France & Denmark 1995 – present - Entertainment, Lectures, Concerts, Exhibition Events, CD, DVD and Video Recordings. Professional – Freelance * Qualified as trumpet player at Aarhus Music School – Denmark * Professional musician with several orchestras and bands – including the Matadors, Saratoga Jazz Band, Rice Wood Jokers and Aarhus Brass Band. * Leader of ”Show and Entertainment Group 28 Carat” and the Evening & Theatre School 28 Carat * Self-taught Artist (painter) Lecturer and Writer * Responsible for several large Theatre and Exhibition Events Worldwide Awards * Dutch Consul, Denmark * Goodwill Ambassador – Various Non-Profit Organizations
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