World Press Freedom Day

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When Celebrated

Always on May 3rd


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About the Holiday

World Press Freedom Day was established by the United Nations in 1993 to promote freedom of the press, to inform people of violations, and as a reminder that their are still dozens of countries around the world that don't recognize this basic human right. The UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights states: "Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference, and impart information and ideas through any media regardless of frontiers".

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) marks this day by awarding the Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize to someone or to some organization that has made an outstanding contribution to, or defense of, press freedom.

Gift Guidelines

  • Framed copy of the Bill of Rights
  • Donation to charity that supports freedom of the press
  • Set up a blog account
  • Video camera

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