May 3 is World Press Freedom Day 2017

This May 3 let’s remind people to pause and contemplate the value that a free press adds to modern society.

It’s a good time to evaluate press freedom around the world, defend journalists and publications from attacks on their independence, and to pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives while working to inform the world.

This year UNESCO, the Government of Indonesia, and the Press Council of Indonesia will co-organize the World Press Freedom Day’s main event and the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize Ceremony in Jakarta, Indonesia, from 1-4 May 2017.