World Press Freedom Day_3rd May 2020

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2 photos: left is a female photo journalist amidst riot police, right a male journalist in a recording studio wearing a face mask.

Journalists in the line of duty. Photo credits: left – UNESCO; right – UN Photo/Evan Schneider.


2020 Theme: Journalism without Fear or Favour

On May 3, national and local celebrations for World Press Freedom Day will take place around the world, some in the form of online debates and workshops. UNESCO is launching a global campaign on media and social media channels, with a focus on “Journalism without Fear or Favour” in an increasingly complex media landscape. The sub-themes are:

  • Safety of Women and Men Journalists and Media Workers
  • Independent and Professional Journalism free from Political and Commercial Influence
  • Gender Equality in All Aspect of the Media

World Press Freedom Conference 2020

Organized annually since 1993, the Global Conference provides an opportunity to journalists, civil society representatives, national authorities, academics and the broader public to discuss emerging challenges to press freedom and journalists’ safety, and to work together on identifying solutions.


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