The appeal comes in his message ahead of World Press Freedom Day, celebrated annually on 3 May, in line with a 1993 UN General Assembly resolution.

The focus this year is on the connection between press freedom and overall human rights.

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Reporters Without Borders described China as “the world’s biggest jailer of journalists and one of the biggest exporters of propaganda content.” The People’s Republic of China fell to 179th place on the index, just one place above bottom-of-the-class North Korea.

Last Updated on May 5, 2023