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World Press Freedom Day is a global observance that celebrates the fundamental principle of press freedom and highlights its essentials to a functioning society. It provides a platform to analyze press freedom around the world, defend the media from attacks on their independence, and pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the line of duty. The day aims to encourage and develop international initiatives in favor of press freedom. It also serves as a reminder of the need to respect international declarations of press freedom and encourage journalistic ethics and integrity.
The Day was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1993, following a recommendation from UNESCO's General Conference. India, having a rich history of a vibrant press dating back to the times of nationalism, recognizes this day with a deep appreciation for the role press plays in democracy. The issues relevant to the Indian context include maintaining press freedom against the backdrop of increasing political pressures, ensuring safety for journalists, and leveraging opportunities provided by digital technologies while confronting their challenges, such as disinformation.
In India, World Press Freedom Day is marked by a host of activities including seminars, workshops, and cultural events organized by media houses, civil society, and government organizations. These forums provide journalists an opportunity to share experiences and wrestle with the challenges and implications of their work. It is a moment of reflection and planning for the press community in the country. World Press Freedom Day occurs on 3rd May worldwide, and India observes it on the same day, ensconcing it as a crucial date to underscore the significance of fearless and impartial reporting.
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