World Press Freedom Day 2013
When, local time:
Wednesday, 1 May 2013 - 9:00am to Friday, 3 May 2013 - 6:00pm
Costa Rica, San José
Type of Event:
Anna Pinto (firstname.lastname@example.org, tel.: +33-1 188.8.131.52)
Established in 1993 by the United Nations General Assembly, World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) is observed annually on 3 May. One of the highlights of the celebration is the presentation of the UNESCO/ Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize. Created in 1997, the award is conferred annually on an individual or an organization/institution that has made an important contribution to the “defense and/or protection of press freedom, anywhere in the world, especially if it involved taking risks”.