World Press Freedom Day being observed today

Like elsewhere in the world, Press Freedom Day is being observed in Pakistan on Monday (May 3, 2021).

The theme of this year is “Information as a Public Good”. It is especially significant for the press, which deals with information on a global scale, to effectively use and disseminate it to the world citizenry while empowering journalists.

It was in the year 1993 when the United Nations General Assembly declared May 3 as the World Press Freedom Day. This declaration came after a recommendation made in 1991 at the twenty-sixth General Conference session of UNESCO.