Celebration of World Press Freedom Day

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The Union of Chadian Journalists will hold its twentieth celebration of this date by organizing different activities, including conferences featuring debates that will be animated by renowned writers, media professionals, jurists, civil society and personalities from the culture sector. The objective is to promote an exchange between media professionals, civil society, and judicial instances in order to bring together and generate links between media actors and partners, as well as stakeholders within civil society.
World Press Freedom Day was established by the General Assembly of the United Nations in December, 1993, as an outgrowth of the Seminar on Promoting an Independent and Pluralistic African Press. This Seminar took place in Windhoek, Namibia, from 29 April to 3 May 1991, and led to the adoption of the Windhoek Declaration on Promoting Independent and Pluralistic Media. The Windhoek Declaration called for the establishment, maintenance and fostering of an independent, pluralistic and free press and emphasized the importance of a free press to the development and maintenance of democracy in a nation, and for economic development.

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.


Type of Event Meeting by Member States or Institutions
Start 01.05.2010 07:00 local time
End 03.05.2010 16:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Ilboudo, Jean-Pierre
Organizer Union des Journalistes Tchadiens (UJT), l’UNESCO, Média tchadiens, Association des Editeurs de Presse Privée du Tchad (AEPT).
Contact Jean-Pierre Ilboudo (jp.ilboudo@unesco.org)
Country Chad
City N'Djamena
Venue Centre d'étude et de formation pour le développement (CEFOD)
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French
Estimated number of participants 50
Official Website
Link 1 World Press Freedom Day 2010 / Journée mondiale de la liberté de la presse - 2010
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