Central Asia: World Press Freedom Day

The celebration focused on highlighting the importance of independent journalism as a necessary condition for the fulfillment of press freedom. The event will take place in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan jointly with Ministry of Information and Community Media Association.
World Press Freedom Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in December 1993, following the recommendation of UNESCO's General Conference. Since then, 3 May, the anniversary of the Declaration of Windhoek is celebrated worldwide as World Press Freedom Day.

It is an opportunity to:
• celebrate the fundamental principles of press freedom;
•assess the state of press freedom throughout the world;
•defend the media from attacks on their independence;
• and pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the line of duty.


Type of Event Category 8-Symposium
Start 18.10.2020 10:00 local time
End 18.10.2020 17:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Karpov, Sergey
Organizer UNESCO, Ministry of Information and Community Media Association
Contact Sergey Karpov (Email: s.karpov@unesco.org)
Country Kyrgyzstan
City Bishkek
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, Russian
Estimated number of participants
Official Website
Link 1 Fostering Freedom of Expression
Link 2 World Press Freedom Day
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