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World Press Freedom Day 2023: History, Significance and Theme

World Press Freedom Day 2023: History, Significance and Theme – World Press Freedom Day is marked on 3rd May every year across the world. it aims to create awareness of the importance of freedom of the press and its role in reminding Govts of their duty to respect and uphold the right to freedom of expression.

  • World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) or World Press Day recognises the great efforts and contributions of Journalists in uncovering the deepest and unknown truths of society.

World Press Freedom Day 2023: History

  • World Press Day was designated on 3 May 1993 by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

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World Press Freedom Day 2023: Significance

  • The main objective of this day is to make ensure of protection and safety of the press and to discuss journalistic ethics.
  • 10 countries China, North Korea, Vietnam, Laos, Eritrea, Djibouti, Turkmenistan, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Iran, and Cuba, press freedom is severely limited.

World Press Day Theme 2023:

  • The theme of World Press Day 2023 is “Shaping a future of rights: freedom of expression as the engine of other human rights.”
  • The Theme 2022 of World Press Day is “Journalism under digital siege”, highlighting the ways that endanger journalism but also the consequences of all this on public trust in digital communications.
  • The theme for World Press Day 2021 is “Information as a Public Good.”

World Press Day 2023: Wishes, Messages, and Quotes for Facebook and WhatsApp Status

  • “The freedom of the human mind is recognized in the right to free speech and free press.” – Calvin Coolidge.
  • “Freedom of the Press, if it means anything at all, means the freedom to criticize and oppose.” – George Orwell.
  • “No prison is big enough to contain free speech.” – Mazen Darwish.
  • “History has given me the choice of a pen.” – Gao Yu.
  • Freedom of the press is a precious privilege that no country can forego. – Mahatma Gandhi.
  • A free press is one of the pillars of democracy – Nelson Mandela.
  • “I still believe that if your aim is to change the world, journalism is a more immediate short-term weapon.” – Tom Stoppard.

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