This year's WPFD theme highlights the importance of an enabling environment for press freedom, and gives due recognition to the role of an independent judiciary.
What can we then expect from the Ghana Conference to observe the 25th anniversary of WPFD?
Luc-Joel Gregoire, Chief Economist, UNDP, Why Development needs Good Journalism" WPFD
Fadi Al-Qadi, media and human rights activist, moderated the debate, which is part of a series of activities marking WPFD
, and organized by a group of media organizations and media development initiatives including USAID's Jordan Media Strengthening Program, CDFJ, Danish International Media Support, Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism, and the social media entrepreneurship group 7iber.
Leading this year's 25th celebration of WPFD is the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
In her message for WPFD 2018, UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay noted how like other freedoms, "the freedom of the press is never completely secure...
To mark the celebrations of 2015 World Press Freedom Day (WPFD
), UNESCO Islamabad in collaboration with Media House organized a debate on "Towards Better Reporting".
World Press Freedom Day (WPFD
) has the mandate to promote freedom of expression and freedom of the press, the fundamental rights in every region of the world.
"We support this Day to emphasize the importance of freedom of expression and free flow of diversified opinions because Media - old and new, print or broadcasting, text-based or visual - have an increasingly important power to boost dynamic and positive change, positive social transformation in the country" she said in her opening remarks at a seminar held by the United Nations here to mark World Press Freedom Day (WPFD
MOHAMED KHOULAIDI DOHA THE Doha Centre for Media Freedom (DCMF) organised an event to mark the World Press Freedom Day (WPFD
) at the Qatar National Convention Centre, on Tuesday.
World Press Freedom Day - WPFD
was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1991 as a day "to celebrate the fundamental principles of press freedom; to evaluate press freedom around the world, to defend the media from attacks on their independence and to pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the exercise of their profession." Traditional media has always focused much on urban news coverage.
AMMAN (Star)--On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day this Thursday, May 3, UNESCO Jordan and UNESCO Iraq, along with USAID's media implementer, the International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX) are organizing a one-day conference to raise awareness about safety of journalists and impunity of crimes committed against media--this year's WPFD
topics.Under the patronage of the Higher Media Council (HMC), representatives from local and international press freedom organizations will discuss the legal status of media professionals in conflict zones and the current levels of impunity when it comes to prosecute those responsible for the death of a reporter.