"The liberty of a nation is preserved not only by the laws but by public information and knowledge as to how they are being administered."

Exhibition on the 250th Anniversary of the Freedom of the Press Act

Published: 26.09.2016

On the occasion of the first celebration of the International Day for the Universal Access to Information, the Permanent Delegations of Sweden and Finland jointly organize at UNESCO Headquarters an exhibition to commemorate the 250th Anniversary of the Freedom of the Press Act passed in 1766.

The joint exhibition from Sweden and Finland will be open to the public at UNESCO headquarters from September 26 to October 6, 2016.

In the form of an illustrated timeline, the exhibition presents the origins of the Freedom of the Press Act and focuses on the events, people, as well as the advances and setbacks that shaped it since the late 15th century until today.

The exhibition also presents personalities, which were influential in the process of the adoption of the act, in particular Anders Chydenius, a Member of the Parliament which passed the Act.

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