Journalism: World Press Freedom Day being observed today
Freedom of press is one of the strongest point in the development and growth of any country. Today, World Press Freedom Day is being observed all around the globe.
The entire journalist community has once again geared up to consistently carry forward the mission of keeping well inform the people about incidents, activities that takes place round the clock all over the world.
It can be said for sure that the mission of any journalist is to follow the path of truth in letter and spirit.
Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari in a poetic tone also tweeted on his official Twitter handle on this day of press freeedom:
Bol, ke lab azad hain tere
Bol, zubaan ab tak teri hai
Tera sutwaan jism hai tera
Bol, ke jaan ab tak teri hai
Bol, yeh thora waqt bahut hai
Jism-o-zubaan ki maut se pehle
Bol, ke sach zindaa hai ab tak
Bol, jo kuch kehnaa hai kehlay.#WorldPressFreedomDay
— BilawalBhuttoZardari (@BBhuttoZardari) May 3, 2019
United Nations official twitter handle also posted a video on World Press Freedom Day and wrote:
Without journalists, there is no journalism.
Without journalism, there is no democracy.
— United Nations (@UN) May 3, 2019
United Nation’s Secretary General Antonio Guterres also tweeted and wrote:
No democracy is complete without access to transparent and reliable information. On #WorldPressFreedomDay, we must all defend the rights of journalists, whose efforts help us build a better world for all. pic.twitter.com/nas2ilN3qY
— António Guterres (@antonioguterres) May 2, 2019
— Maliha Sami Hussain (@MarsPK123) May 3, 2019
The General Assembly of United Nation has declared May 3 as World Press Freedom Day in 1993 with an intent to create awareness regarding the significance of press freedom.
This day also remind governments of their duty to pay due respect to the media persons and uphold the right of freedom of expression as now media is also one of the pillar of the state.
2019 Theme: Media for Democracy: Journalism and Elections in Times of Disinformation
This year’s theme for World Press Freedom Day named by United Nations as “Media for Democracy: Journalism and Elections in Times of Disinformation” discusses current challenges faced by media in elections, along with the media’s potential in supporting peace and reconciliation processes.