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World Press Freedom Day 2022: History, Significance and Theme

World Press Freedom Day 2022: History, Significance and ThemeWorld 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 2022: History

  • In 1991, a recommendation was brought at the 26th General Conference session of UNESCO.
  • In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly declared the day of 3rd May as World Press Freedom Day.

World Press Freedom Day 2022: 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 2022:

  • 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.”

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