Spain: EU foreign policy chief Giuseppe Borrell has said that freedom of the press is a cornerstone of democratic societies and that democracy can only flourish if citizens have reliable information and make their choices based on it.
He expressed these views in a statement issued on May 3, World Press Freedom Day.
He added that 76 journalists had been killed worldwide since the beginning of 2020 alone, while many had been harassed and arrested and threatened.
"The promotion and protection of information and freedom of speech must be defended everywhere because it is in everyone's interest," he said.
Representing the 27-nation bloc of the European Union, he pledged that the European Union would support both online and offline expression and oppose censorship. Will keep raising