Press freedom essence of democracy sure to be enjoyed
Constitutions of great democracies very well assured!
Freedom and rights go with duties and responsibilities
Human beings tend to forget the noble concept – a loss!
No bias and prejudices in reporting and writings
Cardinal principles to be followed by the Press
Alas! Reality is on the other side- a mirage
Minds of the reading public getting clouded for countless age!
UNESCO sponsored – a great day significant is this day
Attacks on the press and press people-intolerance displayed
By the Governments –self seeking to be abhorred and condemned
Freedom paramount along with their discipline self imposed!
Fearless, independent Press be praised and complimented
Those indulging in selfish pursuits for power be decried
Paid news a horrible curse- be deprecated and condemned
Let the press enjoy freedom, do their duty uninterfered!
My right to information depends on press freedom – a fact
It is my duty to help keep the freedom of press in tact
Putting our shoulders together- mutually help us sure
Let the whole world breathe that fresh air of freedom and enjoy pure!
2016 marks the 250th anniversary of the world’s first freedom of information law, passed in Sweden and Finland in 1766.