British and Canadian offices in Taiwan take a stand for World Press Freedom Day

Both offices promised more events to promote media freedom

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The Canadian and British offices in Taiwan marked World Press Freedom Day Friday (May 3) (screenshot from facebook.com/CANADATPE)

The Canadian and British offices in Taiwan marked World Press Freedom Day Friday (May 3) (screenshot from facebook.com/CANADATPE)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The British and Canadian representative offices in Taipei took a stand in favor of World Press Freedom Day Friday (May 3) with social media statements.

On Facebook, the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei (CTOT) and the British Office Taipei posted pictures of reporters they had invited to hold panels expressing support for media freedom. CTOT head Jordan Reeves and British representative Catherine Nettleton also delivered a related statement.

The offices said that in the coming months, they would be organizing more events celebrating the importance of press freedom for democracy across the world, and they encouraged the public to share or comment on their Facebook posts concerning the issue.