World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) is celebrated yearly on May 3 in recognition of the fundamental human right to free expression and press freedom. Every May 3rd is a reminder for everyone to reflect on the issues affecting journalists and media practitioners around the world — among them media ethics and responsibility, safety, and the culture of impunity — as of equal relevance to every citizen as they are to journalists.
The United Nations (UN) General Assembly declared World Press Freedom Day in 1993, following the recommendation of the 26th session of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) General Conference in 1991.
For this year’s observance, the UNESCO chose the following theme: “Access to Information and Fundamental Freedoms: This Is Your Right!“
CMFR hopes that our digital platform will provide more information on the role of the media in social and national development and will encourage citizen engagement in the discussion, if not the resolution, of these issues.
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