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    World Press Freedom Day Highlights the Vitality of a Free Press

    World Press Freedom Day, annually observed on May 3rd, stands as a testament to the indispensable role of a free press. Originating from the United Nations General Assembly’s resolution in 1993, this global event honours the fundamental principles of press freedom while acknowledging journalists’ crucial contribution to upholding democracy and human rights.

    In 2024, the significance of World Press Freedom Day is magnified amidst the backdrop of an escalating environmental crisis. As the world confronts unprecedented ecological challenges, the imperative to grasp the nuances of this crisis for democratic progress becomes ever more pressing.

    This occasion serves as a poignant reminder of the press’s pivotal function in disseminating information, fostering transparency, and amplifying diverse viewpoints. Yet, it also underscores the myriad challenges journalists encounter worldwide, ranging from censorship to physical threats.

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