When the freedom of the press is under threat, the right to information of hundreds of millions of people is under threat. In 2016, 78 journalists, netizens and media assistants were killed, and 369 are imprisoned at this time, according to Reporters Without Borders.

In the day the United Nations celebrate Press Freedom, Degrees of Latitude wants to show its support to the worldwide coalition of NGOs, media outlets and journalists calling for the appointment of a special representative to the UN secretary-general for the safety of journalists. 

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