A free press is critical to democracy. On this #WorldPressFreedomDay, we recognize the courage of journalists around the world. And we recommit ourselves to protecting and promoting a free and independent press everywhere.
— UNESCO 🏛️ #Education #Sciences #Culture 🇺🇳😷 (@UNESCO) May 3, 2021
To the people of Burma: we hear you as you raise your voices against military rule, and commend the brave journalists risking their lives to report the truth. The military’s attempts to silence the media will not prevent the world from seeing its actions. #WorldPressFreedomDaypic.twitter.com/g0HPZw5U5O
— Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield (@USAmbUN) May 3, 2021
In too many countries, journalists & media workers face censorship, abuse, harassment, detention & even death, simply for doing their jobs.