World Press Freedom Day 2018

3 May 2018

In 2018, the World Press Freedom Day will be celebrated for the 25th time. The main event, jointly organized by UNESCO and the Government of the Republic of Ghana, will take place in Accra, Ghana, on 2 3 May.

This years global theme is Keeping Power in Check: Media, Justice and The Rule of Law, and it will cover issues of media and the transparency of the political process, the independence and media literacy of the judicial system, and the accountability of state institutions towards the public. The Day will also examine contemporary challenges of ensuring press freedom online.

The UNESCO Almaty Office will mark the day on 4 May 2018 with an open lecture in Journalism Faculty of the International Information Technology University (IITU) in Almaty to present the "World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development" Global Report 2017/2018.

The UNESCO Tashkent is organizing celebration in Tashkent (accessible by link).

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