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World Press Freedom Day

Posted by Chi Song on May 3, 2015

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The newest editions of the Law Library’s newspaper subscriptions are available to the public in our main entry hallway.

“Every year, May 3rd is a date which celebrates the fundamental principles of press freedom; to evaluate press freedom around the world, to defend the media from attacks on their independence and to pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the exercise of their profession.”*

The UN General Assembly proclaimed May 3rd as World Press Freedom Day in 1993. This year’s themes are Independent and Quality Media, Gender and Media and Digital Safety for Journalists and their Sources. To learn more about World Press Freedom Day, check out the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s page at http://www.unesco.org/new/en/world-press-freedom-day.

Did you know that the Law Library maintains subscriptions to the print editions of the following newspapers?

  • The Baltimore Sun
  • The Washington Post

  • The Capital

  • The Daily Record

  • The National Law Journal

Access to additional newspapers and periodicals are available through the Law Library’s subscriptions to various online legal databases. Come visit us at the Law Library to learn more!

*http://www.unesco.org/new/en/unesco/events/prizes-and-celebrations/celebrations/international-days/world-press-freedom-day-2015/about-world-press-freedom-day/

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