UNESCO’s World Press Freedom Day (3 May) provides an opportunity to remind governments of their commitments towards protecting press freedom. The theme for this year’s WPFD is “Information as a Public Good”.
UNESCO is hosting the 2021 International Conference with the Government of Namibia across three days. The conference will have a hybrid nature by combining in-person and virtual participation. This will allow media workers, academics, researchers, film-makers, activists and more to take part from all over the world. It will also be an opportunity to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Windhoek Declaration for the Development of a Free, Independent and Pluralistic Press.
UNESCO will host an international conference in honor of World Press Freedom Day.
World Press Freedom Day remembers those who lost their lives in the pursuit of a story and calls for all governments to recognize the importance of a free and unhindered press.
This years conference will take place during the 30th anniversary of World Press Freedom Day and also the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration for the Development of a Free, Independent and Pluralistic Press, which was signed May 3 1991 in Windhoek, Nambia.
The event will host both in-person and virtual attendence and will host journalism professionals from all over the globe. Organizations and individuals can register for attendence using this link.