UNESCO And News Organizations Honor World Press Freedom Day With Global Call To Action

To commemorate World Press Freedom Day, UNESCO brought together major news organizations from all over the world to rise above the competitive nature of journalism and band together in support of a common cause: a free and independent press. The global campaign encourages each participating news organization to rally behind a radical idea: that news organizations should actively encourage their audience to not just engage with their platform but to read, listen and watch others as well. Based on the idea that consuming a range of news, sources, points of…

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World Press Freedom Day 2018: Keeping Power in Check: Media, Justice and the Rule of Law

May 3 will mark the 25th anniversary of World Press Freedom Day whose flagship celebration, organized by UNESCO and the government of Ghana, will be held in Accra, from 2 to 3 May, with the participation of the country’s President Nana Akufo-Addo. The theme chosen for this year’s World Press Freedom Day is “Keeping Power in Check: Media, Justice and the Rule of Law.” It explores the interaction between the judiciary and the media, and their complementary roles in fostering transparency, accountability and governance. Dozens of World Press Freedom Day…

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