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World Press Freedom Day is a global initiative aimed at promoting and protecting the independence of media and the rights of journalists. It serves as a reminder of governments to uphold freedom of expression and journalistic integrity, and tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the line of duty. The observance primarily focuses on the significance of press freedom, its persistent challenges, the defence of media from attacks, and paying tribute to journalists who have sacrificed their lives in pursuit of truths.
World Press Freedom Day was established by the United Nations General Assembly in December 1993, following the recommendation of UNESCO’s General Conference. In Australia, the relevance of this observance is reflected in the ongoing discussions and actions concerning the integrity of public broadcasting, the safety of journalists, legislation affecting journalistic freedoms, and debates on laws regarding whistle-blower protections and national security. It marks an important time to address any challenges and limitations that impact the Australian press and its freedom.
Observation of World Press Freedom Day in Australia is marked by numerous activities. The broad spectrum of media, journalism bodies, and non-government organisations host events ranging from debates, discussions, press conferences, and workshops, to awards recognising journalistic contributions to press freedom. The focus invariably remains on encouraging dialogue and participation related to press freedom and journalism ethics. The specific date of observation consistently remains on May 3rd, aligning with the global community to highlight the values of free press and acknowledging its pivotal role in promoting democracy, accountability, and openness of our society.
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References and related sitesUnited Nations: Press Freedom