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World Press Freedom Day 2018

In 2018, UNESCO will lead the 25th celebration of World Press Freedom Day. The main event, jointly organized by UNESCO and the Government of the Republic of Ghana, will take place in Accra, Ghana on 2 – 3 May. This year’s global theme is ‘Keeping Power in Check: Media, Justice and The Rule of Law’, and will cover issues of media and the transparency of the political process, the independence and media literacy of the judicial system, and the accountability of state institutions towards the public. The Day will also examine contemporary challenges of ensuring press freedom online.



If you would like to support World Press Freedom Day and become a partner of the largest celebration of the fundamental right of press freedom in the world, get in touch with You can support our work through the multi-donor programme on freedom of expression directly trough this Paypal Donation link. Find out more about the programme at its dedicated page.