World Press Freedom Day – 3rd May

Published on May 04, 2018
May 3 is observed annually as World Press Freedom Day. World Press Freedom Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in December 1993 following the recommendations of UNESCO at its 26th General Conference.
  • This day is celebrated to mark the fundamental principles of press freedom.
  • The theme for the World Press Day 2018 is “Keeping Power in Check: Media, Justice and the Rule of Law”.
  • This year, UNESCO will lead the 25th celebration of World Press Freedom Day.
  • Press is considered as the ‘Fourth branch of the Government’ and it is important to celebrate the concept of Free Press.
  • Therefore World Press Freedom day is celebrated to enable a legal environment for press freedom.
  • A Free Press is necessary for peace, justice and human rights and sustainable development.

Expected Questions

Question 1. When is the World Press Freedom Day observed?
3rd May

Question 2. What is the theme for World Press Freedom Day 2018?"
Keeping Power in Check: Media, Justice and the Rule of Law”

Question 3. Where are the Headquarters of UNESCO located?
Paris, France

Question 4. In which year was the World Press Freedom Committee formed?
1976

Question 5. Who is the current Chairman of PTI (Press Trust of India)
Viveck Goenka

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