On this year’s World Press Freedom Day, the European Publishers Council is joining with news media organisations around the world to stand up for Justice and the Rule of Law.
World Press Freedom Day was established by the United Nations in 1993, and is an opportunity to remind ourselves of our core values that are reflected in the work of our journalists all year round.
Alongside other news media organisations, we are celebrating the fundamental principles of press freedom, defending media independence and paying tribute to journalists who have lost their lives for doing their jobs.
As part of this year’s commemorations, the EPC co-sponsored the Difference Day event focusing on “voices of resistance” at Bozar in Brussels and welcomed the family of Daphne Caruana Galizia receiving the Difference Day Honorary Award on behalf of their mother, who was murdered while investigating corruption in Malta.
As a high-level group of the most senior representatives from Europe’s news-media sector, the EPC is committed to fighting against disinformation and for press freedom in Europe and around the world.
Angela Mills Wade, Executive Director of the EPC, said, “In an era of more and more orchestrated attacks on press freedom, and increasing numbers of imprisoned and murdered journalists throughout the world including on our own doorstep in the EU, the exposure of wrongdoing and upholding governments to account cannot be taken for granted. It is a cherished freedom under threat.”