17.04.2003 -

UNESCO Prepares Celebration of World Press Freedom Day on 3 May

Proclaimed by the UN General Assembly as World Press Freedom Day, 3 May is a day to remember and celebrate the principles of press freedom. The main celebration of World Press Freedom Day 2003, organized jointly by UNESCO and the UNESCO National Commission of Jamaica, will be held in Kingston, Jamaica.

This year's event consists notably of the awarding of the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2003 and the two-day conference "Freedom of Expression: Early Millennium Challenges", which will be held from 2 to 3 May 2003.


The Conference shall provide a platform to discuss the theme "unpunished crimes against journalists". Journalists from all over the world will debate various topics including safety of journalists, a strategy for reducing impunity, freedom of expression in knowledge societies, and obstacles to the full enjoyment of freedom of expression in the information society.

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