Freedom of media is extremely important for its efficient functioning, which is why every year, 3 May is celebrated as World Press Freedom Day. The day acts as a reminder for the government to uphold the right to freedom of expression.
History: In 1993, 3 May was declared World Press Freedom Day. This declaration came after a recommendation was made in 1991 at the 26th General Conference session of UNESCO.
Theme: The theme for this year is ‘Journalism under Digital Siege’, focusing on the digital era’s impact on freedom of expression, the safety of journalists and access to information.