World Press Freedom Day to be observed at YSU

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Web and PSA
Event Description: 

The Youngstown Press Club will observe World Press Freedom Day at noon May 3 in Youngstown State University’s Kilcawley Center. During the observance, which will be streamed on the Youngstown Press Club Facebook group page, press club members will read the names of 50 journalists killed while serving their communities in 2020 and five additional journalists killed so far this year.

The list of journalists slain because of their professional activities was compiled by Reporters Without Borders, an international organization dedicated to defending freedom of the press.

World Press Freedom Day is an annual international observance sponsored by UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization).

This year's theme, “Information as a Public Good,” affirms the importance of cherishing information and recognizes the impact of a changing media system on human rights, democracy, public health and sustainable development.

The Youngstown Press Club promotes journalism and other communication-related professions in the Mahoning Valley.

Submitter Organization: 
Youngstown Press Club
Event Date(s): 
May 3, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Event Contact Email: 
LAFactor@ysu.edu
Event Contact Phone Number: 
(330) 727-5950