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World Press Freedom Day 2017

EU4Democracy campaign makes an impact

Brussels, May 2017 – World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) is observed every year on 3 May. For WPFD 2017, Media4Democracy developed an advocacy package for use by EU Delegations worldwide and took part in the UNESCO WPFD conference in Jakarta, Indonesia.

The WPFD advocacy package assisted EU Delegations in using this global event to raise awareness about freedom of expression and press freedom. The package included background information, such as:

  • a briefing on the role of a free press in safeguarding freedom of expression and the right to information,
  • overviews of key issues,
  • a