World Press Freedom Day: 3rd May

World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) is celebrated all over the world on the 3rd of May. The theme for WPFD 2019 is “Media for Democracy: Journalism and Elections in Times of Disinformation”. World Press Freedom Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in December 1993.

Source- United Nations

Static/Current Takeaways Important For LIC AAO Mains 2019:

  • Norway is ranked first in the 2019 World Press Freedom Index compiled by Reporters Without Borders (RSF).
  • India Ranked 140th in 2019 World Press Freedom Index.

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