World Press Freedom Day

World Press Freedom Day
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World Press Freedom Day 2017 Poster
DateMay 3
Next time3 May 2019 (2019-05-03)
FrequencyAnnual

The United Nations General Assembly declared May 3 to be World Press Freedom Day[1][2] or just World Press Day to raise awareness of the importance of freedom of the press and remind governments of their duty to respect and uphold the right to freedom of expression enshrined under Article 19 of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights and marking the anniversary of the Windhoek Declaration, a statement of free press principles put together by African newspaper journalists in Windhoek in 1991.

History

2018 Press Freedom Index[3]
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In 2018, a conference sponsored by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations was canceled.[4][5] In 2018, several news organizations joined together for an ad campaign.[6] Slain journalists in Kabul were remembered.[7]

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