World Press Freedom Day – is celebrated on May 3rd every year

The theme for this year’s event is – “Media for Democracy: Journalism and Elections in Times of Disinformation”.

According to the International Federation of Journalists – in 2018 alone, at least 94 journalists were killed.

Today is set aside to celebrate the fundamental principles of press freedom;defend the media from attacks on their independence, and pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

According to the International Federation of Journalists-the most dangerous countries for journalists in 2018 were Afghanistan with 16 fatalities and Mexico with 11, followed by Yemen with 9, Syria with 8 and India with 7.

The Fijian Media Association will be holding a Forum in Suva this afternoon

Association Secretary-Stanley Simpson says the Forum will be a great opportunity to hear direct from the Editors from the various media outlets in Fiji. He says the Association has about 250 members.

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