On the 3 May every year, World Press Freedom Day is held. World Press Freedom Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 1993. CFOM has been involved in a number of World Press Freedom Day conferences across the globe. Below is more details on their engagement with WPFD.
CFOM’s International Director William Horsley, Chair, Professor Jackie Harrison, and Research Associate, Dr Sara Torsner, took part in WPFD 2016 held in Helsinki, Finland.
In 2019, the CFOM Team took part in WPFD 2019 held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia where Professor Harrison presented on the role that academia can play in helping to protect journalists.
WPFD 2020 was held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Members of the CFOM Team contributed a paper to proceedings focusing on media information literacy and journalism safety.
WPFD 2022 was held in Punta del Este, Uruguay. Members of the CFOM team travelled to take part in the seventh Academic Conference to discuss human rights standards.
WPFD 2023 will be held in New York, United States. CFOM is co-organising the academic conference discussing freedom of expression as a driver for other human rights