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WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY OBSERVED ON 3 MAY

WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY OBSERVED ON 3 MAY

Context

Every year, World Press Freedom Day is observed globally on 3 May.

Details

  • It was established World Freedom Day in 1993 to promote the independence of the Africa Press.
  • It came after a recommendation in 1991 at the 26th General Conference session of UNESCO.
  • It also came as a result of the 1991 Windhoek Declaration.
  • Aim : To ensure the protection and safety of the press in the face of attacks against its independence, to discuss journalistic ethics and to celebrate journalists who gave their lives in the pursuit of truth.
  • The theme for World Press Freedom Day 2021 is “Information as a Public Good”.

About United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

  • It is a specialised agency of the United Nations (UN).
  • Aim : To promote world peace and security through international cooperation in education, the sciences, and culture.
  • Member : It has 193 member states and 11 associate members.
  • Headquarter : Paris, France.
  • Foundation : In 1945 as the successor to the League of Nations' International Committee on Intellectual Cooperation.

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