The 2021 theme for World Press Freedom Day theme is “Information as a Public Good.”
To underline the importance of information within our online media environment, World Press Freedom Day 2021 will highlight three key topics:
* Steps to ensure the economic viability of news media;
* Mechanisms for ensuring transparency of Internet companies;
* Enhanced Media and Information Literacy (MIL) capacities that enable people to recognize and value, as well as defend and demand, journalism as a vital part of information as a public good.:
Teachers: Visit the free MY HERO Lesson Plan for World Press Freedom Day. Includes discussion guide and learning outcomes.
Brian Lamb, the hero behind C-SPAN believes the press has an important role in preserving democracy.
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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.
The UN established World Press Freedom Day as part of the Declaration of Human Rights because a free press is a human right.
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.
Artwork curated by MY HERO Arts Education and Gallery director Giselle Villatoro.
Hero Stories curated by MY HERO General Editor and Story Director Shannon Luders-Manuel.
Audio curated by MY HERO Audio director Stu Pearlman.
Organizer created on 4/16/2014 6:05:35 PM by Becky Miller
Last edited 4/15/2021 10:50:56 PM by Shannon Luders-Manuel