Orange Street News

The ONLY Newspaper Devoted to Selinsgrove (and wherever else I travel)! VANDALISM ON YOUR BLOCK? THE OSN WILL INVESTIGATE! Please email news tips to

A Message on World Press Freedom Day

May 3, 2016

By Hilde Kate Lysiak

Today is World Press Freedom Day. It is a day that the people remind governments around the world of their duty to respect the freedoms of reporters.

Even today there are still too many countries that don’t respect that freedom.

In 2009  a great reporter named Gulmire Imin was sentenced to life in prison for writing online posts that criticized the Chinese government. But Gulmire Imin, 32, isn’t the only one. There are countless reporters who like Gulmire Imin are in prison for trying to report the truth to the people.

I hope we can remember Gulmire and other reporters who don’t have freedom on this day.


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s


This entry was posted on May 3, 2016 by and tagged , , , , .

Blog Stats

  • 1,385,016 hits
%d bloggers like this: