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International community marks World Press Freedom Day
09:55, 3 May 2016
International community marks World Press Freedom Day

The respective UN General Assembly’s resolution was approved in 1993

09:55, 3 May 2016

UNESCO

On May 3, people across the globe celebrate World Press Freedom Day. The date was established by the UN Assembly General and its special resolution passed on December 20, 1993.

UN Secretary General annually releases his statement on the occasion. In 2006, the message said that the media cannot be used as tools for instigation or propaganda of hatred.

Since 1997, UNESCO has been annually awarding prize for contribution to press freedom.  

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