World Press Freedom Day – May 3

Did you know that May 3 is World Press Freedom Day? The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) will be organizing events in over 100 countries around the world to celebrate the day, which also marks the 20th anniversary of the signing Windhoek Declaration for the promotion of free and pluralistic media.


An international conference will be held in Washington on May 1-3 for the theme of this year’s event, "21st Century Media: New Frontiers, New Barriers." A bit closer to home, those interested should check out an event held on May 4 at UN Headquarters celebrating the Windhoek Declaration’s 20th anniversary. For more information, be sure to check out the UN’s official World Press Freedom Day website.