World Press Freedom Day 2021: History, Significance, Theme

                               Happy World Press Day 2021!

  • World Press Freedom Day: 3rd may 2021 is celebrated as the world press freedom day across the globe.  
  • Although the theme of world press freedom day 2021 is “ Information as a public Good’.
  • Press is Concerned as the fourth pillar of the democracy – press, its reporters and, its photographers, etc. they always take the truth behind events with integrity and full of a reputation as well. 
  • It is being observed globally every year on 3rd May 2021. Being a part of the press requires a degree of freedom that is guaranteed by a democratic nation with the universal declaration of human rights. 
  • According to Reporters Without Borders, India ranks 142 in World Press Freedom in 2021 out of 180 countries.

History 

In the year if 1993, United Nations General Assembly declared May 3rd as the World Press Freedom Day. This Declaration has come after a Recommendation made in 1991 at the 26th general conference session of UNESCO. This declaration has also come as the result of the 1991 Windhoek Declaration statement which was produced by African journalists about press freedom, presented at a seminar held by UNESCO, which concluded on May 3.

Significance & Theme 

This day is celebrated to ensure the safety and protection of the press. Even though there are ten nations – china, North Korea, Vietnam, Laos, Iran, and Cuba, etc. 

“Information as a public good” is the theme for the occasion this year. UNESCO states that the theme calls to cherish information as a public good along with exploring ways to distribute it and strengthen journalism.

Quotes And Messages 

“The freedom of the human mind is recognized in the right to free speech and free press.” – Calvin Coolidge.

“Freedom of the Press, if it means anything at all, means the freedom to criticize and oppose.” – George Orwell.

“No prison is big enough to contain free speech.” – Mazen Darwish.

“Freedom of the press is a precious privilege that no country can forego.” – M.K. Gandhi

“We have to uphold a free press and freedom of speech- because, in the end, lies and misinformation are no match for the truth.” – Barack Obama

“The role of journalism is to monitor any center of power.” Speak free. Best wishes to you on this occasion of World Press Freedom Day.

Don’t let anyone silence the voice of society and the people. Stand together and let the press be free on this day. Wish you a very happy World Press Freedom Day.

On this occasion of World Press Freedom Day, we must all remember that freedom of the press is not an end in itself, but a means to achieve a free society. Happy World Press Freedom Day.

“The only security of all is in a free press.” Let the voice of society be free. Best wishes to you on this occasion of World Press Freedom Day.

Also, read – International Worker’s Day 2021: History, Significance, Quotes

“Open your eyes to the world and hear the truth with the help of a free press.”Wish you a very happy World Press Freedom Day.

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