Since its creation by the United Nations in 1993, the UNESCO community has celebrated World Press Freedom Day annually as an occasion to celebrate free press and to critically examine the ways and places in which there is still work to be done.
This year’s annual celebration took place at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France and focused on the three-pronged theme of “Media Freedom for a Better Future: Shaping the Post-2015 Development Agenda”:
- “Free Media Contribute to Good Governance, Empowerment, and Eradicating Poverty”
- “Rule of Law to Ensure Safety of Journalists and Combating Impunity”
- “Sustainability and Professionalism of Journalism is Part of Development”
In attendance was our own Professor Peter Laufer, accompanied by students from the School of Journalism and Communication. While there, the students shot a short film documenting the experience.
Find out more about World Press Freedom Day in Tunisia on the SOJC website.