The Arachneeed stands In Solidarity with idea of Freedom of Press and thus commemorating The World Press Freedom Day 2012 on May 3rd. We thank our readers for their constant support and i would like to thank everyone on The Arachneed, and the team members Lyliana Chiew, Jamphel Lhamo and our adviser Temjen Wabang for their constand support and dedication.
As a Mother, I decided early on to permit my children to freely express themselves. I was extremely strict as far as their education went. However, they were always permitted to say whatever was on their minds. Thus, freedom of expression was born in my family.
As a writer and an individual concerned with the equality of all living creatures, I fully realize the necessity to defend the media in every possible way. It is crucial to keep the lines of communication open in order to address conflicts should they arise.
On World Press Freedom Day, I think of countless journalists, photo journalists, editors, and publishers who have risked their lives in order to inform the public. I think of those individuals throughout the world who have stood for their beliefs at all costs. Those individuals who made a huge impact by taking that stand and in doing so, made a direct change toward their cause. One person really can make a difference.
That small child who goes without food, is my daughter, that woman without potable drinking water, she is my sister. The woman who cries for her son, she is also my Mother and I weep her loss.
By sharing information, we are able to create a link in a chain. Each link that connects with the next forms a strong bond. We are the links in that chain and have the choice to unite or to remain detached.
Freedom is the power or right to act, speak or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint. I, for one, am so grateful to exercise my freedom of expression and there is not a day that I do not appreciate it nor do I take it for granted. However, just how often do we look beyond ourselves to the ones who uphold the freedom we enjoy on a daily basis and will we be able to exercise these same privileges tomorrow?
Not only does the media inform us, but it also educates, inspires and touches our lives in so many ways and on so many levels. Without it, we would be unable to maintain the vital connections necessary to establish brotherhood as well as humanitarianism.
It has been a pleasure to be associated with the Arachneed which is a marvelous literary outlet that touches the lives of people worldwide. Thank you very much.
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