Lend your support to World Press Freedom Day

World Press Freedom Day on May 3 shines a light on current issues, threats and achievements concerning #PressFreedom.

by Simone Flueckiger | April 25, 2019

This year, it takes place under the theme “Media for Democracy: Journalism and Elections in Times of Disinformation”.

News organisations across the globe are encouraged to participate in the “Defend Journalism” campaign surrounding #WorldPressFreedomDay to stand up for free, independent and quality journalism, and to dedicate special editorial coverage in the build-up to May 3. UNESCO will amplify their content, as they have done with media partners in previous years.

UNESCO is providing news organisations with materials such as banners for print, digital, and social media in the six official UN languages to build momentum around #WorldPressFreedomDay.

The global conference for the Day will take place in Addis Ababa, jointly organised by UNESCO, the Government of Ethiopia and the African Union Commission.

This year, the annual World Press Freedom Prize will be awarded to the two Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, imprisoned in Myanmar.

Material for #WorldPressFreedomDay are attached below in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, and Chinese or can be found here.


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