Bodour Al Qasimi leads dialogue on freedom of press

Tue 30-10-2018 01:27 AM

SHARJAH, 29th October, 2018 (WAM) — Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Founder and President of Emirates Publishers Association (EPA), said that contemporary threats to freedom of publishing are currently more aggravated than ever.

Sheikha Bodour’s statements came in a panel discussion organised by the Emirates Publishers Association (EPA) today.

Introducing the panel discussion titled ‘Freedom to Publish in Peril: A View from the Frontlines’ Sheikha Bodour said: “Freedom to publish is not a serious matter for us just as publishers, but also as human beings. And this this why I believe it is important to keep this conversation going.”

Sheikha Bodour Al Qasimi added that while “we have seen several movements involving publishers and industry stakeholders who are strongly advocating the freedom to publish, there have been several cases of them being attacked and terrorised.”

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