World Press Freedom Day

In 1993 the UN General Assembly proclaimed May 3rd World Press Freedom Day following the recommendation of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) General Conference.

Each year May 3rd marks the celebration of the “fundamental principles of press freedom”. World Press Freedom Day is a day which evaluates press freedom globally, defends the independence of the media and pays tribute to those journalists who have lost their lives in the line of duty – exercising their right to freedom of speech .

“Freedom of expression is one of our most precious rights. It underpins every other freedom and provides a foundation for human dignity. Free, pluralistic and independent media is essential for its exercise.”

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
and UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova

 To find out more about World Press Freedom Day visit: http://www.unesco.org/new/en/communication-and-information/flagship-project-activities/world-press-freedom-day/homepage/

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