UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

04/30/2024 | News release | Distributed by Public on 04/30/2024 07:48

South Asia Gears Up for World Press Freedom Day Celebration in Dhaka

The South Asian region is set to commemorate World Press Freedom Day on May 2nd, 2024, with a grand celebration organized by UNESCO in collaboration with Transparency International, Bangladesh, and ARTICLE19.

The event, to be hosted in the vibrant city of Dhaka, aims to underscore the indispensable role of journalism in advocating for environmental consciousness and fostering democratic values. World Press Freedom Day provides a platform for stakeholders to converge, exchange insights, and deliberate on the pivotal role of a free and independent press in society.

The forthcoming event in Dhaka includes the participation of thought leaders, and practitioners from the media fraternity, government, academia, and civil society. Their collective experiences and expertise are poised to enrich the discourse on press freedom and its significance in navigating contemporary challenges.

For further information and updates on the South Asia celebration of World Press Freedom Day, stay tuned to UNESCO's official channels communications.

Contact Information:

Noore Jannat Proma

Programme Officer - Communication and Information

Email: [email protected]