World Press Freedom Day Quick Facts
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World Press Freedom Day Brief
Every year 'International Press Freedom Day' is celebrated all over the world on 03rd May.
World Press Freedom Day History
World Press Freedom Day was declared by the United Nations in the year 1993, according to this day the principles of freedom of the press, the evaluation of the freedom of the press, the protection of the freedom of the press from the attack of outside elements and the service of the press. It is a day to pay tribute to the reporters.
The Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize is also awarded by UNESCO on World Press Freedom Day on 3 May every year since 1997. This award is given to a person or institution who has done remarkable work for the freedom of the press.
World Press Freedom Day Objective
The purpose of celebrating this day is to evaluate the freedom of the press, to protect the freedom of the press from the attack of external elements and to save the memories of the Journalists who died for the freedom of the press.
How to celebrate World Press Freedom Day
The List of indexes is released every year on World Press Freedom Day, Norway is ranked first in the World Press Freedom Index 2020, which was also in the first place in the year 2019. Apart from this, Finland has got second place and Denmark has got third place. North Korea is ranked 180th in this index, which was ranked 179th last year.
World Press Freedom Day Theme(s)
|Republic of Uruguay, Punta Del Este
|Journalism under Digital Siege.
|Information as a Public Good
|Netherlands, The Hague
|Journalism without Fear or Favour.
|Ethiopia Addis Ababa
|Media for Democracy: Journalism and Elections In Times of Disinformation.
|Keeping Power in Check: Media, Justice and the Rule of Law.
|Critical Minds for Critical Times: Media’s role in advancing peaceful, just and inclusive societies.
|Access to Information and Fundamental Freedoms.
|Let Journalism Thrive! Towards Better Reporting, Gender Equality, & Media Safety in the Digital Age.
|Media Freedom for a Better Future: Shaping the post-2015 Development Agenda.
|Costa Rica San José
|Safe to Speak: Securing Freedom of Expression in All Media.
|New Voices: Media Freedom Helping to Transform Societies
|United States Washington, D.C.
|21st Century Media: New Frontiers, New Barriers.
|Freedom of information: the right to know.
More info about World Press Freedom Day
Important facts related to World Press Freedom Day:
- Freedom of expression is a fundamental human right as per Article 19.
- It aims at comprehensive development of empowered media persons, through freedom of the press and bringing news to the masses.
- May 3 also coincides with the anniversary of the Manifesto of the Wind Hawk, issued by African newspaper journalists on May 3, 1991.
- Every year on this date the basic principles of freedom of the press are remembered.
- On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, all journalists take an oath to do their work fearlessly.
Freedom of Press in India:
In India, there is often discussion about the freedom of the press. On the World Press Freedom Day celebrated on 3 May, talks on freedom of the press are bound to happen in India too. The freedom of the press in India is ensured by the fundamental right to freedom of expression given to Indians in Article 19 of the Indian Constitution.
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