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Declaration of Windhock
Declaration from participants of UN/UNESCO seminar held in 1991 to encourage African States to protect freedom of expression, press and association.
Declaration of Principles on Freedom of Expression in Africa
Principles for State Parties to the African Charter on Human and People's rights to make every effort to give practical effect to.
IFJ Declaration on Principles on the Conduct of Journalists
International Federation of Journalists declaration proclaiming a standard of professional conduct for all journalists.
Declaration of Table Mountain
The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers call for the abolishment of "insult laws" and criminal defamation, and the setting of free press higher on the policy agenda of states.
Joint Declaration on Diversity in Broadcasting
This non-binding declaration is signed by several international agencies with mandates concerning freedom of expression and freedom of media. It stresses the importance of diversity in the media and the benefit this provides to the free flow of information and ideas in society.
Madrid Declaration by Libyan Media Professionals
The Madrid Declaration is a statement produced by a group of Libyan media managers and journalists issued in July 2015. It states areas of concern and issues recommendations.
Human Rights Committee – General Comment # 34
Provides general comments on ICCPR Article 19 and advice on the implementation of this right by states to protect freedom of expression and media.
Society of Professional Journalists: Code of Ethics
Declaration from the Society of Professional Journalists on ethics Journalists should adhere to in their work.