Every year, 3 May 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.
Over 100 national celebrations take place each year to commemorate this Day. 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.
The following interactive resource will help your students know about the problems that jounalists face when doing their job.
The World Press Freedom Index ranks 180 countries according to the level of freedom available to journalists. Published every year since 2002 by Reporters Without Borders (RSF), the Index has a growing influence as a tool that reminds governments of their duty to respect the right to freedom expression. Please check it.
When finished with your project, try the following activities: an online test, listening practice (very interesting) and your own choice.