Declared by the United Nations in 1993, World Press Freedom Day takes place Sunday May 3rd. It is a time to reflect on the basic fundamental principles of freedom of the press. It's also a chance to honor journalists in perilous situations across the globe as well as those who have lost their lives performing this critical role.
UNESCO will be holding a conference in Riga May 2 through 4, and this year's theme is "Let Journalism Thrive! Towards Better Reporting, Gender Equality, & Media Safety in the Digital Age," a topic as important to us as it should be to any world citizen.
Our friends at the Electronic Freedom Foundation will be there, and will participate in a panel titled "Internet Intermediaries’ Roles in Fostering Freedom of Expression," which will talk about the Manila Principles.
In honor of World Press Freedom Day 2015, Gandi is happy to offer .PRESS domains for $15.00 per year (for a one-year domain creation) all month, until midnight Paris time, May 31.
Tuesday May 5 (in addition to being Cinco de Mayo) is a suitably related day, since .NEWS, enters the Sunrise phase, offering yet another opportunity to show your support for journalism.
Let (press) freedom reign!
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