This is an important event, now more than ever. I've worked as a journalist, producer, editor and media manager for thirty years now and I think it's no exaggeration to say that the threat to press freedom is greater now than at any time in the last three decades.
Today World Press Freedom Day celebrates its 25th anniversary. This important remembrance was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly to draw attention to the sacrifices made around the world to support freedom of the press and, by extension, democracy. In pursuit of this freedom, journalists, editors and publishers have been harassed, attacked, imprisoned and murdered.