World Press Freedom Day being observed today.
Happy World Press Freedom Day to the journos around the world
World Press Freedom Day is being observed today. This day is celebrated on the 3rd of May every year. This year’s World Press Freedom Day theme “Information as a Public Good” serves as a call to affirm the importance of cherishing information as a public good.
In his message, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres urged all governments to do everything in their power to support a free, independent and diverse media. He said, in many countries, journalists and media workers face censorship, abuse, harassment, detention and even death simply for doing their jobs.
Vice President of India@VPSecretariat·
My best wishes to the media fraternity on the occasion of #WorldPressFreedomDay . In the age of information, media professionals play a critical role in bringing out reliable and verified facts and act as a protective shield to our society against disinformation.
On World #Press #Freedom Day we stand in #solidarity with independent #media and #journalists in #Belarus, who have been going through unprecedented #repressions,” wrote the Permanent Representation of the Republic of #Poland to the #EU on Twitter.
Secretary Antony Blinken@SecBlinken· United States government officialOn WorldPress Freedom Day, the United States continues to advocate for press freedom, the safety of journalists worldwide, and access to information on and offline. A free and independent press ensures the public has access to information. Knowledge is power.
Justin Trudeau@JustinTrudeau·Officiel du gouvernement – CanadaJournalists are any democracy’s first line of defence, and they help keep us safe and informed – we’ve certainly seen that throughout the pandemic. Today, let’s celebrate the role they play and thank them for the work they do. #WorldPressFreedomDay
Myanmar’s Journalists Mark World Press Freedom Day in Hiding, Exile, Detention, On this World Press Freedom day, I want to highlight that 73 Myanmar journalists were arrested since the coup and more than 40 are still in detention including this amazing woman video journalist Kay Zon Nway who was arrested at the protest site while covering news.