Tuesday, July 20, 2010

UNESCO for a Free Press – Always!

UNESCO promotes “freedom of expression and freedom of the press … by making governments, parliamentarians and other decision-makers aware of the need to guarantee free expression.” Okay.

Meanwhile Gerd Honsik stood by his claim in an Austrian court today that there were no gas chambers in Germany during World War II. Honsik was found guilty in April 2009 of denying the Holocaust and the existence of gas chambers in a number of publications between 1987 and 2003. He was imprisoned.

He served four years in prison in the 1960s on the same charge and was sentenced again to one and a half years in 1992 following the publication of his book Freispruch fuer Hitler? (Acquittal for Hitler?).

He’s in jail today.

“Empowering people through the free flow of ideas and by access to information and knowledge.” That’s UNESCO!

Memory recalls the old bumper sticker: “Get America out of the UN. Get the UN out of America.”

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