World Press Freedom Day 2023: Everything you need to know 

World Press Freedom Day is celebrated annually on May 3 to raise awareness about the importance of a free and independent press.

The idea was first proposed in 1991 by UNESCO General Conference and was adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1993.

The day promotes the principles of freedom of expression and press freedom, and pays tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

Press freedom is increasingly under threat with journalists facing harassment, intimidation, and violence in many parts of the world.

The COVID-19 pandemic highlights the importance of reliable and accurate information and the danger of misinformation and disinformation.

The theme for this year's World Press Freedom Day is 'Shaping a Future of Rights: Freedom of Expression as a Driver for All Other Human Rights.'

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