U.S. Embassy Holds Events to Mark World Press Freedom Day

To highlight the importance of press freedom and the fundamental human right of freedom of expression, the U.S. Embassy in Côte d’Ivoire organized a series of activities to mark the World Press Freedom Day. Free, peaceful, inclusive and transparent elections are number one Mission’s priority in 2015 in Côte d’Ivoire. Post believes that a free and responsible press is absolutely necessary to advance the democracy and the rule of law in Côte d’Ivoire. The programs offered the Embassy the opportunity to stress this priority and how the media can help foster political stability in Cote d’Ivoire by modeling U.S. experience as to the role of a free and responsible press in nation building.