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.
UNESCO has chosen the following themes for this year’s observance:
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.
CMFR also takes this opportunity to remember all those journalists who lost their lives in the exercise of their profession and to hail those who, despite the most perilous times and circumstances, continue to do their duty of providing information to human beings everywhere to help them make sense of their society and the world.
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