World Press Freedom Day

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World Press Freedom Day

This map shows the different levels of freedoms experienced by the press around the world. Reporters With Borders gathered the information from question sheets submitted by media professionals.

This map shows the different levels of freedoms experienced by the press around the world. Reporters With Borders gathered the information from question sheets submitted by media professionals.

This map shows the different levels of freedoms experienced by the press around the world. Reporters With Borders gathered the information from question sheets submitted by media professionals.

This map shows the different levels of freedoms experienced by the press around the world. Reporters With Borders gathered the information from question sheets submitted by media professionals.

No democracy is complete without access to transparent and reliable information. It is the cornerstone for building fair and impartial institutions, holding leaders accountable and speaking truth to power. ”

— António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General

May 3rd was World Press Freedom Day.

WHAT IS IT? 

World Press Freedom Day was made by the UN General Assembly in 1993 following a Recommendation made by the twenty-sixth session of UNESCO’s General Conference in 1991.

The way to rate a countries press freedom is in a numerical order, the higher you get the less press freedom the country has. On this day people pay tribute to media members around the world that have died while serving as a journalist.

Click HERE to see a Map freedom of Press  in the world

“No democracy is complete without access to transparent and reliable information. It is the cornerstone for building fair and impartial institutions, holding leaders accountable and speaking truth to power.” — António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General

The United Nation’s World Press Freedom Day events page