May 3 marks World Press Freedom Day (#WPFD2019), a date which celebrates the fundamental principles of press freedom with events around the world by its sponsor UNESCO and others. The theme for this 26th edition is “Media for Democracy: Journalism and Elections in Times of Disinformation.” On this occasion, UNESCO’s Director-General Audrey Azoulay said: "Press freedom is the cornerstone of democratic societies. All States, all nations, are strengthened by information, debate and the exchange of opinions. At a time of growing discourse of mistrust and delegitimization of the press and journalism, it is essential that we guarantee freedom of opinion through the free exchange of ideas and information based on factual truths."
Posted on: May 3, 2019