World Press Freedom Day, 30th Anniversary, Freedom of Expression as a Driver for All Other Human Rights.
3 May is a reminder to governments of the need to respect their commitment to press freedom, and is also a day of reflection among media professionals about press freedom and professional ethics. Just as importantly, World Press Freedom Day is a day of support for media which are targets for the restraint, or abolition, of press freedom. It is also a day of remembrance for those journalists who lost their lives in the pursuit of a story.
Every year on 3 May, fundamental principles of press freedom are celebrated!
It’s a day to evaluate press freedom worldwide!
A day to defend the media from attacks on their independence and to pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the exercise of their profession!
World Press Freedom Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 1993 following a Recommendation adopted at the twenty-sixth session of UNESCO’s General Conference in 1991. This, in turn, was a response to a call by African journalists, who, in 1991, produced the landmark Windhoek Declaration.