World Press Freedom Day 2012
Every year, May 3rd is a date which celebrates the fundamental principles of press freedom; to evaluate press freedom around the world, to defend the media from attacks on their independence and to pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the exercise of their profession.
UNESCO celebrated World Press Freedom Day (3 May) in Tunis in 2012, with a packed three-day programme of events focused on the role of media as a catalyst for social and political change.
Press Freedom in Cartoons
The cartoons reproduced here were illustrated by Tunisian cartoonist, Belkhamsa Chedly in conjunction with the World Press Freedom Day Celebration in Tunis, Tunisia from 3-5 May 2012. The cartoons were drawn during the conference itself.
World Press Freedom Day 2012 around the World in photos
This year, UNESCO celebrates World Press Freedom Day under the theme "New voice: media freedom helping to transform societies".
Finalists and winners of the eYeka competition in support of World Press Freedom Day
In preparation for World Press Freedom Day 2012, eYeka, a global leader in online co-creation and crowd-sourcing creative content, supported UNESCO’s efforts to raise awareness about the importance of freedom of expression and safety of journalists.