The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas wanted to celebrate World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) by turning the tape recorder to journalists and press freedom advocates.
We wanted to know why these professionals thought press freedom was important. So we asked.
Here are their responses, which we are posting on social networks throughout May 3 to celebrate WPFD.
The theme for this year’s celebration is “Media for Democracy: Journalism and Elections in Times of Disinformation” and will be commemorated with events around the world and on social media.
Join the conversation and tell us why press freedom is important to you. Use the hashtags #WorldPressFreedomDay and #PressFreedom.