In 2010, only 1 in 6 people lives in countries with a free press, according to a new report on press freedom from Freedom House. There is a long road ahead to establishing and protecting freedom of expression for humanity.
This week, defenders of free expression are celebrating the progress of press freedom and recognizing the challenges that persist globally on World Press Freedom Day 2011. This is the 20th anniversary of the Windhoek Declaration that helped to establish UNESCO’s World Press Freedom Day. The United States is hosting this year’s World Press Freedom Day in Washington, D.C. at the Newseum. You can watch the livestream below and follow the conversation on Twitter on the #wpfd hashtag, both of which are embedded below.
To learn more about global freedom of expression and and the organizations that protect journalists and support the collection and dissemination of news about our world, visit:
- Freedom House
- Committee to Protect Journalists
- Human Rights Watch
- Internation Center of Journalists
- Audience Escapes
- Knight Center
- Reporters without Borders
- Center for International Media Assistance
- International Freedom of Expression Exchange