3 May is the World Press Freedom Day is also a day of remembrance for those journalists who lost their lives in the pursuit of a story.
World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) is an annual celebration of press freedom, observed on 3 May and whose main celebration is organized by UNESCO. The objectives are to:
- promote the fundamental principles of press freedom
- emphasise the importance of an independent media
- address challenges to media freedom worldwide
- defend the media from attacks on their independence
- pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the line of duty
World Press Freedom Day was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1993, following the recommendation of UNESCO’s General Conference in 1991.
World Press Freedom Day Campaign Materials
UNESCO has created campaign materials in six languages that are free to use to help WAN-IFRA member publishers and partners mark 3 May, World Press Freedom Day. They include banners, posters, logos, social media messages and campaign messages. More to come this week – including an op-ed.
Executive Director Media Freedom, WAN-IFRA