Hi, Sobat Dikom!
Did you know that every year, 3 May 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.
World Press Freedom Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 1993 following a Recommendation adopted at the twenty-sixth session of UNESCO’s General Conference in 1991. This in turn was a response to a call by African journalists who in 1991 produced the landmark Windhoek Declaration on media pluralism and independence.
This year’s celebration is special because Mas Zam and Mbak Novi, both are Dikom’s lecturers, are invited to attend World Press Freedom Day Forum 2021 which is held by UNESCO to commemorate the history and development press freedom. Anyway, what do you do to commemorate world press freedom?