world press freedom day
The United Nations celebrated World Press Freedom Day on May 3. The organizers organized a world conference on the subject in Uruguay last week.
This year’s theme for World Press Freedom Day was “Journalism Under Siege by the Digital”. Among other things, the theme refers to the impact of the digital age on freedom of expression, the safety of journalists and access to information.
The United Nations General Assembly first proclaimed World Press Freedom Day in December 1993. The UN describes it as an occasion to celebrate the fundamental principles of press freedom; assess the state of press freedom around the world; defend the media against attacks on their independence; and pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the line of duty.
Shop Talk is a weekly roundtable on journalism issues. This week’s show featured Will Buss, who teaches in the Department of Broadcasting and Journalism at Western Illinois University and advises student editors at the Western Courier, students at student radio station The Dog, and the WIU chapter. of the National Association of Black Journalists. ; Rajvee Subramanian, who teaches in the Department of Broadcasting and Journalism at Western Illinois University; and TSPR News Director Rich Egger.