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World Press Freedom Day 2022: On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, a message from the Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay “We must all do more to face the risks and seize the opportunities of the digital age. On this World Press Freedom Day, I invite the Member States, technology companies, the media community as well as the rest of civil society to come together to develop a new digital setup – one that protects at both journalism and journalists.”

World Press Freedom Day is celebrated from May 3 to inform that freedom of the press and freedom of expression are fundamental human rights. This day is also an opportunity to pay tribute to media professionals who have risked or lost their lives in the exercise of their functions.

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World Press Freedom Day 2022: theme

The day was proclaimed by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 1993 following a recommendation adopted during the 26th session of the General Conference of UNESCO in 1991. The theme for this year is “Journalism under siege by digital”.

World Press Freedom Day 2022: Quotes

1. “We must defend freedom of the press and freedom of expression – because, in the end, lies and misinformation do not outweigh the truth.” -Barack Obama

2. “The only safety of all is in a free press.” -Thomas Jefferson

3. “Our freedom depends on the freedom of the press, and this cannot be limited without being lost.” -Thomas Jefferson

4. “Freedom of the press is not only important for democracy, it is democracy.” -Walter Cronkite

5. “Anyone who wants to overthrow a nation’s freedom must begin by subjugating freedom of speech.” -Benjamin Franklin

6. “Freedom of speech gives us the right to offend others, while freedom of thought gives them the choice whether or not to be offended.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

7. “Freedom of the press is not only important for democracy, it is democracy.” -Walter Cronkite

8. “Freedom of the press is the mortar that ties the bricks of democracy together – and it’s also the open window built into those bricks.” -Shashi Tharoor

9. “Freedom of the press is a precious privilege which no country can renounce.” -Mahatma Gandhi

ten. “I still believe that if your goal is to change the world, journalism is a more immediate short-term weapon.” -Tom Stoppard

World Press Freedom Day 2022: wishes and messages

1. Without freedom, the press is nothing and without the press, society is nothing…. Best wishes on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day.

2. What matters is the information, not what you think about it. Best wishes on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day.

3. Freedom of the press belongs to the people of a nation, not to the owners of publications. Best wishes on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day.

4. No wall or boundary should be large enough to contain the right to freedom of expression. Be free and express your heart. Best wishes on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day.

5. We exist on this earth so we can say what we think and follow our heart. Let your words reach the masses. I wish you a very happy World Press Freedom Day.

6. The pen is the most powerful sword. Speak loudly and stand up together against social issues. I wish you a very happy World Press Freedom Day.

7. On this occasion of World Press Freedom Day, we must all remember that freedom of the press is not an end in itself but a means to achieving a free society. Happy World Press Freedom Day.

8. Let justice speak out by empowering people to speak out freely. I wish you a very happy World Press Freedom Day.

9. Don’t let anyone stop you from being heard. Help the community and exercise your right to free speech. Best wishes on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day.

10. I wish you a very happy World Press Freedom Day, join the movement, speak freely and make your voice heard on this day.

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