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Monday, 16 April 2018

WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY

WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY
WHAT IS WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY
Every year, 3 May is a date which intend to celebrate freedom of the press and freedom of expression are fundamental human rights.
The day also provides an opportunity to:
  • Celebrate the fundamental principles of press freedom;
  • Assess the state of press freedom throughout the world;
  • Defend the media from attacks on their independence;
  • Pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the line of duty.
WHEN IS WORLD PRESS FREEDOM CELEBRATED
Thursday3rd  May

WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY HISTORY
World Press Freedom Day was first organized by the UN General Assembly in 1993 following a proposal at the twenty-sixth session of UNESCO's General Conference in 1991.This day also marks the anniversary of  Windhoek Declaration.

WINDHOEK DECLARATION
 Windhoek Declaration, Its a statement of press freedom principles set together by African newspaper journalists in 1991 to promote, maintain and foster  an independent and pluralistic press. The day points out the importance of a free press for developing and maintaining democracy in a nation, and for the  economic development.
WHAT TO DO ON WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY
·        Honor the media professionals who risked or lost their lives in the line of duty.
·  Arranging various events such as art exhibitions, dinners featuring keynote speakers.
·        Awards nights to honor those who risked their lives to bring news to the world.
·        Cultural performances and demonstrations to round tables to determine the significance of press freedom

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WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY 2018

In 2018, the 25th celebration of World Press Freedom Day will be led by UNESCO. The  UNESCO and the Government of the Republic of Ghana will be jointly organizing the main event and  will take place in Accra, Ghana on 2 – 3 May. 


WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY THEME FOR 2018

Keeping Power in Check: Media, Justice and The Rule of Law” is the theme for 2018 and  this will cover the

  •        Issues of media
  •         Transparency of the political process
  •         Independence and media literacy of the judicial system
  •         Accountability of state institutions towards the public
  •         Freedom of expression and information online.
  •         Risks of regulating online speech.
 WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY

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