Panel Discussion on `Shaping a Future of Rights’ to celebrate World Press Freedom Day 2023

Published: 03 May 2023

In 1993, the UN General Assembly proclaimed 3 May as World Press Freedom Day. This proclamation marked the beginning of substantial progress towards enabling a free press and freedom of expression around the world – with the proliferation of independent media in many countries and the rise of digital technologies enabling the free flow of information online. Three decades have passed, with advancements in the respect for human rights and in related international frameworks.

This year’s Special 30th anniversary celebration of World Press Freedom Day is therefore a call to recenter press freedom, as well as independent, pluralistic and diverse media, as the necessary key to the enjoyment of all other human rights. This anniversary coincides with the 30th anniversary of the Vienna Conference and its Declaration and Programme of Action on Human Rights, which established important institutions safeguarding human rights, and with the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. World Press Freedom Day 2023 is thus an occasion to organize events that spotlight the link between press freedom, freedom of expression and all other rights. However, media freedom, the safety of journalists and freedom of expression are increasingly under attack, which impacts the realization of other human rights.

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