The Ministry of Information, in collaboration with UNESCO, will be organising the World Press Freedom Day 2022 on May 3 under the theme “Journalism Under Digital Siege” to encourage and develop initiatives that foster freedom of expression, press freedom and freedom of information

H.E. Gen. Hun Manet will represent Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen to preside over the celebration to be held at Sokha Hotel in Phnom Penh.

Government officials, media professionals, representatives of academia, UN agencies and development partners will take part in the event, the 29th edition this year.

Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen will address a message on the occasion to be read by a representative of the Ministry of Information.

According to UNESCO, World Press Freedom Day is commemorated around the world to serve as a call for a collective effort from relevant stakeholders to explore issues facing press freedom and journalists. It also serves as a call to develop concrete solutions to address the threats posed by increased surveillance to press freedom and privacy.

The event will promote and raise public awareness of the important role of journalists in society, and in cherishing information as a public good, as well as exploring what can be done in the production, distribution, and reception of content to strengthen journalism and advance transparency.

In Cambodia, this year’s World Press Freedom Day will enhance solidarity and reunite every stakeholder to discuss and address the current challenges facing journalists and press freedom in the country.

World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 1993 following a Recommendation adopted at the twenty-sixth session of UNESCO’s General Conference in 1991.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press

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