Thursday, May 4, 2017

Education : April in review & World Press Freedom Day for Peace

Yesterday 3 May, Unesco celebrated the World Press Freedom DayIt serves as an occasion to inform citizens of violations of press freedom - a reminder that in dozens of countries around the world, publications are censored, fined, suspended and closed down, while journalists, editors and publishers are harassed, attacked, detained and even murdered.

  • Theme 2017
Under the theme, "Critical Minds for Critical Times: Media's role in advancing peaceful, just and inclusive societies", World Press Freedom Day 2017 calls to stay critical and defend free, independent and quality journalism in order to have better societies.

cartoonist : Cristina Sampaio

Every year since 1993 which celebrates the fundamental principles of press freedom; to evaluate press freedom around the world, to defend the media from attacks on their independence and to pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the exercise of their profession.

It is a date to encourage and develop initiatives in favour of press freedom, and to assess the state of press freedom worldwide.

cartoonist: Plantu
"The cartoonist is a rope-walker trying to stand still on " 

Regis Debray

Education: resources for teachers

To mark World Press Freedom Day 2017, UNESCO and Cartooning for Peace, an international organization founded by Kofi Annan, 2001 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and former United Nations Secretary-General, and editorial cartoonist Plantu, have curated a selection of press cartoons.
Designed by committed press cartoonists from around the world, fifteen cartoons combine "humor, satire and tragedy to express their views on the state of press freedom and the many challenges that media and journalists face for informing citizens and carrying out critical reporting on issues of public interest."
Together with Cartooning for Peace/Dessins pour la Paix, Unescowe is publishing Cartoons for Freedom of Expression as part of the celebrations of World Press Freedom Day (3 May 2017).

Ask your students to visit the exposure Cartoons for Freedom of Expression and explore the cartoons before a debate about freedom of expression in the classroom.

I think I could not have a better introduction to my review of the most read posts of April 2017.

Here are the most popular posts of the last month:

My usual readers know that blogging is a free contribution to inspire new and young teachers, sharing some resources and activities no matter the subject, when I have the time between work.

Hope you enjoyed my pedagocical proposals published in April. May be you included some in your lessons? I'm happy!

Easter has gone. Now it's time to pick the time and the inspiration to final months of the school year. You feel stressed. I know. But everything will be all right. 

Hope that you will have a great week! 


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