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World Press Freedom Day

May 3, 2016

World Press Freedom Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in December 1993, following the recommendation of UNESCO's General Conference. Since then, 3 May, the anniversary of the Declaration of Windhoek is celebrated worldwide as World Press Freedom Day. It is an opportunity to: celebrate the fundamental principles of press freedom; assess the state of press freedom throughout the world; defend the media from attacks on their independence; and pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

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Date:
May 3, 2016
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Website:
http://www.un.org/en/events/pressfreedomday/

Organizer

United Nations
Website:
http://www.un.org/