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World Press Freedom Day: Celebrating the Importance of Free and Independent Journalism

 At a time when news media faces unprecedented challenges, World Press Freedom Day serves as a reminder of the importance of free and independent journalism in maintaining a healthy democracy. On May 3, every year, we commemorate this day to raise awareness of the importance of freedom of the press and to remind governments of their duty to respect and uphold press freedom. The theme of World Press Freedom Day 2023 The theme of World Press Freedom Day 2023 is "Information as a Public Good," which highlights the need for greater access to reliable, accurate, and impartial information. This theme acknowledges the critical role of journalism in providing citizens with the information they need to make informed decisions, hold their leaders accountable and participate in democratic processes. Journalists play a vital role in society by providing reliable and accurate information, uncovering corruption and abuse of power, and giving voice to the marginalized and oppressed. They ar