Also known as World Press Day, this year's theme is DEMOCRACY WITHOUT FEAR OR FAVOUR.
Teachers: Visit the free MY HERO Lesson Plan for World Press Freedom Day. Includes discussion guide and learning outcomes.
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Video Volunteers | World Press Freedom Day
These brave journalists of past and present document and share important news to keep the public informed. Only armed with information can society make changes to beat odds, change practices, and uphold the importance of humanity for all.
Sandi Bachom is a fearless, 75-year-old videographer and MY HERO Film Festival winner who lives in New York City. She is currently covering COVID-19.
Daniel Ellsberg is a whistleblower and truth-teller responsible for publishing the Pentagon Papers in the Washington Post.
May 3 was designated World Press Freedom Day by the United Nations General Assembly, as part of the Declaration of Human Rights: a free press (and hence an informed citizenry) is a human right.
Brian Lamb, the hero behind C-SPAN believes the press has an important role in preserving democracy.
Art depicting journalists who have made sacrifices to report the truth
Robert Shetterly created his portrait project American Who Tell the Truth to celebrate those individuals including journalists and whistle blowers, courageous in their words and deeds.
The stories and artwork above were curated by MY HERO Arts Education and Gallery director Victoria Murphy.
Organizer created on 4/16/2014 6:05:35 PM by Becky Miller
Last edited 5/6/2020 5:50:16 PM by Laura Nietzer