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World Press Freedom Day 2019 - Defend Journalism

Defend Journalism - Awareness raising campaign

Free and independent media produces journalism that debunks falsehoods, uses verified sources and counters disinformation.

This 3 May, take a stance to defend journalism. Add your voice!


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Defenders of journalism, thank you!

To celebrate #WorldPressFreedomDay and to speak out for free, independent and quality journalism, media organizations around the world featured stories, interviews and in-depth reports on pressing issues related to press freedom. The views expressed in these articles are the authors' own and do not necessarily reflect the views of UNESCO or its member states and the organizing partners of World Press Freedom Day.

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Al Jazeera

Animal Politico

Aristegui Noticias


Daily Nation

Daily Star

El Comercio

El Confidencial

El Espectador

El Pais

France Médias Monde

Il Corriere della Sera

Inter Press Service

Mail & Guardian

National Review


Slovenian Press Agency

Sveriges Radio


The Economist

The Globe and Mail

The Jakarta Post

The Namibian

The New York Times

The New Yorker

The Star

The Washington Post