World Press Freedom Day

April 30, 2018
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The 25th annual World Press Freedom Day will take place on May 3, 2018. This year’s theme is “Keeping power in check: Media, justice and the rule of law.”

UNESCO and the government of Ghana will present an international conference in Accra covering topics such as:
• Transparency of the political process
• Independence of the justice system
• Accountability of state institutions
• Challenges of ensuring press freedom online

To learn more about the conference and other UNESCO World Press Freedom Day activities, please see:

The Council of Europe has a number of resources and factsheets for journalists on press freedom, including threats such as detention, surveillance, physical attacks, and intimidation. To read more, please see:

To consult Reporters Without Borders’ latest world press freedom rankings, visit the interactive map online: