World Press Freedom Day is being observed today. This day is celebrated on the 3rd of May every year. This year’s World Press Freedom Day theme “Information as a Public Good” serves as a call to affirm the importance of cherishing information as a public good.
In his message, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres urged all governments to do everything in their power to support a free, independent and diverse media. He said, in many countries, journalists and media workers face censorship, abuse, harassment, detention and even death simply for doing their jobs.