UNESCO hosts conference to mark World Press Freedom Day

UNESCO is hosting a conference to celebrate the World Press Freedom Day 2023.

The theme for this 30th Anniversary of World Press Freedom Day is ‘Shaping a Future of Rights: Freedom of Expression as a Driver for all other human rights’.

Speakers include António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General; Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO; Volker Türk, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights; A.G. Sulzberger, Chairman of The New York Times Company; and Samantha Power, Administrator of USAID.

The conference will be held at the UN Headquarters in New York on May 2, 2023, and features a live webcast. Both morning and evening sessions will be live-streamed on UN Web TV.

Journalists worldwide can attend a hybrid conference to recognise World Press Freedom Day.

Other events celebrating World Press Freedom Day will also be held in New York, from May 1, 2023, to May 4, 2023. Some of the events are hybrid and require online registration. Interested applicants can apply here.

Blessing Otoibhi is a Multimedia Journalist and Anchor host for the News in 60 seconds at The International Center For Investigative Reporting. You can shoot her a mail via [email protected] or connect on Twitter @B_otoibhi

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