World Press Freedom Day, 2021
Every year 3rd May is observed as World Press Freedom Day. According to the UNESCO, the day dedicated to freedom of press underscores the need for governments and people across the world to 'respect their commitment to press freedom and is also a day of reflection among media professionals about issues of press freedom and professional ethics.
- World Press Freedom Day is a day of showing solidarity with journalists, photo-journalists and all associated with the media who brave the toughest conditions to disseminate information and bring news from across the world to the homes of people.
- The theme of this year's World Press Freedom Day, 'Information as a Public Good', underlines the indisputable importance of verified and reliable information.
- It calls attention to the essential role of free and professional journalists in producing and disseminating this information, by tackling misinformation and other harmful content.
- Enhanced Media and Information Literacy (MIL) capacities that enable people to recognize and value, as well as defend and demand, journalism as a vital part of information as a public good.