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.