The Rheinische Zeitung and Karl Marx
On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, commemorated on 3 May 2009, the IISH wishes to call attention to Prussian censorship and Karl Marx's brief career as an editor for the Rheinische Zeitung.
May 3 was declared World Press Freedom Day by the UN General Assembly in 1993, and was intended to commemorate the need for a free, pluralistic, and independent press as an essential component for any democratic society. The idea stemmed from the UNESCO General Conference in 1991.
Previous 3 May contributions
- 2008: Freie Presse: a weekly against Hitler
- 2007: The Alexander Herzen Foundation against censorship in the Soviet Union
- 2006: Press Now. The early years - Independent media and Yugoslavia
- 2005: A Dozen Press Freedom Posters
- 2004: The Banishment of Brandsteder from the Dutch East Indies
- 2003: Koos Koster in El Salvador
See also: Press Freedom Links