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World Press Freedom Day Quotes 2024: Quotes, Wishes, History & Image

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World Press Freedom Day Quotes 2024: Quotes, Wishes, History & Image, Every year on May 3, governments are reminded of their responsibility to respect and preserve the right to freedom of speech entrenched in Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the World Press Freedom Day celebration.

Freedom of the press is essential for democracy and good governance, A free and independent press is crucial for promoting, outing wrongdoers, upholding human rights, and fostering public discourse.

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World Press Freedom Day observed, Theme

What is it?World Press Freedom Day is an annual observance that celebrates the fundamental principles of press freedom and pays tribute to journalists who have lost their lives while reporting.
When is it observed?May 3rd Every Year
Who observes it?UNESCO (World Press Freedom Day Quotes)
Next timeMay 3, 2023
Theme for 2023The theme for 2024 is “A Press for the Planet: Journalism in the face of the Environmental Crisis.”
Journalists killed in 2021According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, 34 journalists were killed in 2021 while on the job.
World Press Freedom Day Quotes

The day’s origins and history

The first World Press Freedom Day was observed in 1991 during a UNESCO summit in Windhoek, Namibia. The conference’s main objective was to advance press freedom and independent journalism throughout Africa. It was attended by journalists, media professionals, government officials, and members of civil society organisations.

1998England London“Press Freedom is a Cornerstone of Human Rights.”
1999Colombia Bogotá“Turbulent Eras: Generational Perspectives on Freedom of the Press.”
2000Switzerland Genève“Reporting the News in a Dangerous World: The Role of the Media in conflict settlement, Reconciliation and peace-building.”
2001 Namibia Windhoek“Combating racism and promoting diversity: the role of free press.”
2002Philippines Manila“Covering the War on Global Terrorism.”
2003Jamaica Kingston“The Media and Armed Conflict.”
2004Serbia Belgrade“Who decides how much information?”.
2005Senegal Dakar“Media and Good Governance”.
2006Sri Lanka Colombo“The media as drivers of change.”
2007Colombia Medellín“The United Nations and the freedom of press.”
2008Mozambique Maputo“Celebrating the fundamental principles of press freedom.”
2009Qatar Doha“Dialogue, mutual understanding and reconciliation.”
2010Australia Brisbane“Freedom of information: the right to know”.
2011United States Washington, D.C.“21st Century Media: New Frontiers, New Barriers”.
2012Tunisia Tunis“New Voices: Media Freedom Helping to Transform Societies”
2013Costa Rica San Jose“Safe to Speak: Securing Freedom of Expression in All Media”.
2014France Paris“Media Freedom for a Better Future: Shaping the post-2015 Development Agenda”.
2015Latvia Riga“Let Journalism Thrive! Towards Better Reporting, Gender Equality, & Media Safety in the Digital Age”.
World Press Freedom Day Quotes

Press Freedom Day Quotes

“Freedom of the press is not just important to democracy, it is democracy.” – Walter Cronkite

“The liberty of the press is essential to the security of freedom.” – John Adams

“A free press can, of course, be good or bad, but, most certainly without freedom, the press will never be anything but bad.” – Albert Camus

“The press is the enemy of the people only when it exercises its power blindly.” – Kofi Annan

“The press should be a mirror of society.” – Pierre Trudeau

“Without a free press, democracy is doomed to fail.” – David Cameron

“Freedom of the press is not an end in itself but a means to the end of achieving a free society.” – Felix Frankfurter

World Press Freedom Day Quotes
World Press Freedom Day Quotes

“Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed; everything else is public relations.” – George Orwell

World Press Freedom Day Quotes

“The press should be not only a collective propagandist and a collective agitator, but also a collective organizer of the masses.” – Vladimir Lenin

“Freedom of the press, if it means anything at all, means the freedom to criticize and oppose.” – George Orwell

“The press is a watchdog. Not an attack dog. Not a lapdog. A watchdog.” – John McCain

“A free press can, of course, be good or bad, but, most certainly without freedom, the press will never be anything but bad.” – Albert Camus

“Journalism is what we need to make democracy work.” – Walter Cronkite

The press, in its highest form, is not just the enemy of the state but the friend of the people.” – Seymour Hersh

“The truth is not for all men but only for those who seek it.” – Ayn Rand

“Journalism without a moral position is impossible.” – Marguerite Duras


“The press is the best instrument for enlightening the mind of man, and improving him as a rational, moral, and social being.” – Thomas Jefferson.

“There can be no press freedom when journalists exist in conditions of corruption, poverty, and fear.” – Julian Assange

World Press Freedom Day Quotes

“Press freedom is the cornerstone of democracy, but in many countries, journalists are blocked from doing their work and telling the stories that need to be told.” – Ban Ki-moon

“Journalism is not a crime.” – UNESCO

“The power of the press is not only to tell the truth, but to expose lies.” – Vaclav Havel

“A free press is not a privilege but an organic necessity in a great society.” – Walter Lippmann”

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