Every year, May 3 is a date that countries around the world celebrate World Press Freedom Day, proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 1993. It is a day in which to acknowledge the essential role of professional journalists and to underline the importance of verified and reliable information made available to the public.
All over the world, there is no shortage of news to digest. The changing structure of news production and consumption means the public can access all types of information in whichever format they prefer. From newsprint to television to the internet, it is all available at one’s fingertips.