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Dec 7, 2021

Monday, May 03, 2021 was World Press Freedom Day. It is an annual event held on May 03 each year.


In 1993, the UN General Assembly proclaimed 3 May as World Press Freedom Day following a recommendation adopted at the twenty-sixth session of UNESCO's General Conference in 1991. It serves as an occasion to inform citizens of the violations of press freedom. This year the events went on for one week. Mark Taylor-Canfield reports. Journalists around the world are facing threats, imprisonment, and murder. Journalists are seeking asylum in the U.S. The need for information transparency and accuracy along with information consumers having skills in media literacy and critical thinking was stressed.


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