May 3 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm AEST
World Press Freedom Day serves as a crucial reminder for governments to uphold their commitment to press freedom and is a time for media professionals to reflect on issues of professional ethics and press freedom. This day holds significant importance as it hightlights the interdependence of free speech and a free press.
Additionally, it offers support to media organisations that face restrictions or limitations on press freedom and serves as a time to honor and remember journalists and publishers who have lost their lives while pursuing a story. In this context, the work of organisations like WikiLeaks and individuals like Julian Assange becomes highly relevant as they have been at the forefront of exposing the truth and bringing to light critical information that is often kept hidden from the public. The day underscores the importance of protecting those who seek to exercise their right to free speech and free press, which are fundamental to upholding democracy and promoting transparency in society.
Please come along to listen to our range of speakers. To be confirmed.