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World Press Freedom Day: Narendra Modi says free press vital for democracy

LiveMint logoLiveMint 03-05-2017 PTI

New Delhi: On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday expressed unwavering support to the freedom of media, saying it is essential in democracy.

“World Press Freedom Day is a day to reiterate our unwavering support towards a free & vibrant press, which is vital in a democracy,” he said in a tweet.

“In today’s day & age, social media has emerged as an active medium of engagement & has added more vigour to press freedom,” the prime minister said.

World Press Freedom Day is observed to celebrate fundamental principles of press freedom.

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