World Press Freedom Day 2021 is on Monday, May 3, 2021: world press freedom day?
Monday, May 3, 2021 is World Press Freedom Day 2021. World Press Freedom Day The Internet Enables Press Freedom. Celebrate This Fact on 3 May
The United Nations General Assembly declared May 3 to be World Press Freedom Day or just World Press Day to raise awareness of the importance of freedom of the press and remind governments of their duty to respect and uphold the right to freedom of expression enshrined under Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and marking the anniversary of the Declaration of Windhoek, a statement of free press principles put together by African newspaper journalists in 1991.
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why and when is journalism day celebrated?
There is no day called Journalism Day. There is 'World Press Freedom Day' which is celebrated May 3rd on every year.
World Press Freedom Day honours sacrifices around the world made for freedom of the press and reminds governments of their duty to respect and uphold the right to freedom of expression that is enshrined under Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 1993, the day is celebrated each year on May 3, the anniversary of the Declaration of Windhoek, a statement of free press principles put together by African newspaper journalists in 1991.
UNESCO marks World Press Freedom Day by conferring the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize on a deserving individual, organization or institution that has made an outstanding contribution to the defence and/or promotion of press freedom anywhere in the world, especially when this has been achieved in the face of danger. Created in 1997, the prize is awarded on the recommendation of an independent jury of 14 news professionals. Names are submitted by regional and international non-governmental organizations working for press freedom, and by UNESCO Member States.
The Prize is named in honour of Guillermo Cano Isaza, a Colombian journalist who was assassinated in front of the offices of his newspaper, El Espectador, in Bogotá, on December 17 1986. Cano's writings had offended Colombia's powerful drug barons.
The 2006 Prize has been awarded to Lebanese journalist May Chidiac, a popular television news presenter who survived an assassination attempt in Beirut on 25 September 2005. She lost her left hand and leg when a bomb strapped to her car detonated minutes after she got in. She has come to be seen as a symbol of freedom of expression in Lebanon, where the assassinations of two colleagues - Lebanese columnist Samir Kassir and newspaper publisher Gebran Tueni - in 2005 shocked the nation.
Does The Freedom of Press indicate A Free and Unrestricted Society?
Freedom of the press means freedom of the press and nothing more, with the old caveat that presses are only free to those who can afford them. In America, we don't have much left of our freedom of the press.
Here's how news works. News all starts with newspapers. They pay the investigative journalists to dig up real news. Then the teevee stations read the newspapers and follow their lead. The internet, still, pretty much relies on old fashioned dead-tree reporters for its news. Then, starting in the 80's, corporate overlords bought up all the newspapers and started extracting profit margins that would, in the words of columnist Carl Hiiassen, "make your average heroin dealer weep with envy." They were running at 25% profit margins for years and to maintain the profit margins they started cutting back on the expensive parts of a newspaper. Investigative reporting, especially non-local reporting, is expensive. So that's what they cut back. By the time the Iraq war came around nobody even had the resources (or the guts) to print that the whole argument in favor of the war was a lie. So, although no laws were ever passed curtailing the freedom of the press, you can see from it's behavior that it's just a lapdog of the government any more. When's the last time you read an expose` that a reporter uncovered? Corruption in local government? Seen that one in twenty years? You follow me?
If you want good reporting, check out the BBC. They are probably the most factually-based and least-biased source you can find out there.