It’s what? Well the United Nations has dubbed May 3rd as “World Press Freedom Day.” Needless to say the gang at disinformation don’t take a free “press” (kind of an outdated term, right?) for granted, so we’re pleased to support the initiative:
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;
- pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the line of duty.