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Previous Winners

For Previous World Press Freedom Day prize winners please visit the below link:

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Doha Declaration

At the 2009 World Press Freedom Day conference in Doha, Qatar, delegates endorsed the Doha Declaration.

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UNESCO and press freedom

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation is the only UN agency with a mandate to defend freedom of expression and press freedom.

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What is World Press Freedom Day?

May 3 each year has been officially designated by the United Nations General Assembly as World Press Freedom Day.

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Expelled journalist tells his tale

Investigative journalist Robert Mukombozi has been arrested, kidnapped and shot at. In April 2008 he was deemed persona non grata and given five minutes to leave Rwandan soil. He has not seen his family since. Hear his tale of press freedom in our interactive timeline.


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