03 May 2016 Current Affairs: The World Press Freedom Day was on 3 May 2016 observed across the world with the theme Access to Information and Fundamental Freedoms - This Is Your Right!
In 2016, World Press Freedom Day coincides with three important milestones:
The 250th anniversary of the world’s first freedom of information law, covering both modern-day Sweden and Finland.The 25th anniversary of the adoption of the Windhoek Declaration of press freedom principles.The first year of the 15 year life-cycle of the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Three different aspects of press freedom: Freedom of information as a fundamental freedom and as a human right.Protecting press freedom from censorship and surveillance overreach.Ensuring safety for journalism online and offline.
Background: World Press Freedom Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in December 1993, following the recommendation of UNESCO's General Conference. Since then, 3 May, the anniversary of the Declaration of Windhoek is celebrated worldwide as World Press Freedom Day. It is an opportunity to celebrate the fundamental principles of press freedom; assess the state of press freedom throughout the world; defend the media from attacks on their independence and pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the line of duty.
FreshersLive - No.1 Job site in India. Fresherslive Current Affairs 2016 section offers informative quiz questions with answers regarding latest current affairs today for all sorts of competitive exams like UPSC, TNPSC , IFS, IAS, IPS, railway exams (RRB) and banking exams like IPBS PO, IPBS clerk, Federal Bank PO, ICICI, SBI, RBI legal officer & Grade officer posts and much more. Register with us to get latest Current Affairs Updates. Also get latest Current Affairs news and quiz Updates for free alerts daily through E-mail