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World Press Freedom Day

Posted in Daily Life, History, Photojournalism by Mohamed Abdulla Shafeeg on May 3, 2011

The United Nations General Assembly declared 3 May to be World Press Freedom Day to raise awareness of the importance of freedom of the press and remind governments of their duty to respect and uphold the right to freedom of expression enshrined under Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and marking the anniversary of the Declaration of Windhoek, a statement of free press principles put together by African newspaper journalists in 1991.

“21st Century Media: New Frontiers, New Barriers” is the theme of this year’s World Press Freedom Day.