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.
This site contains background information on the Rheinische Zeitung including literature and sources, as well as an article by Karl Marx for the Rheinische Zeitung, dated 3 January 1843.
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