May 3rd is World Press Freedom Day. The proliferation of independent media in many countries and the rise of digital technologies have enabled the free flow of information. However, media freedom, safety of journalists and freedom of expression are increasingly under attack, which impacts the fulfillment of other human rights.
In order to remind the global community of the importance of an independent press and freedom of expression, a special event is taking place at UN Headquarters in NYC. On this webpage you can register for the live streaming of events. You can also register any events you are organizing to mark this occasion.
HREA’s Online Resource Center contains numerous resources for teaching about freedom of expression.