World Press Freedom Conference

May 1-4, 2017
Jakarta, Indonesia

In Jakarta, Indonesia, UNESCO, the Government of Indonesia and the Press Council of Indonesia will host the annual World Press Freedom Day's four-day event and the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize Ceremony.

Over 100 national celebrations take place each year to commemorate this Day. UNESCO leads the worldwide celebration by identifying the global thematic and organizing the main event in different parts of world every year.

The international day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 1993 following a Recommendation adopted at the 26th Session of UNESCO's General Conference in 1991. This in turn was a response to a call by African journalists who in 1991 produced the landmark Windhoek Declaration on media pluralism and independence.