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World Press Freedom Day

World Press Freedom Day

Marked on 3rd May every year, World Press Freedom Day draws attention to our right to freedom of expression as enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

However, press freedom around the world has been deteriorating for years, with censorship and threats against journalists on the rise. A good example is the current Covid-19 pandemic, where journalism is needed more than ever but governments around the world are using the crisis as a convenient excuse to stifle criticism and keep the media in check.