Now it’s May, do you know that United Nations General Assembly has been officially designated May 3 each year as World Press Freedom Day. This event will be organized by UNESCO.
World Press Freedom Day provides an opportunity to defend journalists and media organisations from attacks on their independence; to evaluate the state of press freedom around the world; and to pay tribute to those brave journalists who have lost their lives in the exercise of their profession.
World Press Freedom Day also serves as an occasion to alert citizens to violations of press freedom. It provides a reminder that in dozens of countries around the world, publications are being censored, fined, suspended and closed down, while journalists, editors and publishers are being harassed, attacked, detained and even murdered.
This year the World Press Freedom day will be held in Brisbane Australia. Learn more about press freedom here.