#WorldPressFreedom: “Critical Minds for Critical Times”

Pete Earthlé, IdeasNConversations @IdeasN

“The theme of this year’s World Press Freedom Day is ‘Critical Minds for Critical Times: Media’s role in advancing peaceful, just and inclusive societies.’ It reminds us that peace, justice and inclusiveness are foundational values for any society that empowers individual citizens and promotes government transparency and accountability.” – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Every year, 3 May is a date which celebrates 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.

National celebrations take place each year to commemorate this Day. UNESCO leads the worldwide celebration by identifying the global thematic and organizing the main event in different parts of world every year.

The Freedom of the Press is essential as a guardian of democracy across borders. The world needs to collaborate and sustain the #PressFreedom.

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