The spirit of journalism and recognizes the dedication of journalists the World Press Freedom Day is celebrated on 3rd May every year. It is also known as World Press Day. This year’s World Press Freedom Day theme, “Journalism under digital siege”, spotlights the multiple ways in which journalism is endangered by surveillance and digitally-mediated attacks on journalists, and the consequences of all this on public trust in digital communications.
In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly declared 3rd May as the World Freedom Day. The declaration came as a result of the 1991 Windhoek Declaration. This was a statement which was produced by African journalists about press freedom, presented at a seminar held by UNESCO. And this seminar was concluded on 3rd May. This declaration also came after a recommendation made in 1991 at the 26th general conference session of UNESCO.