World Press Freedom Day 2024 Global Conference Holds in Santiago, Chile

Ms Audrey Azoulay,
Director-General, UNESCO

The World Press Freedom Day 2024 Global Conference will take place in Santiago, Chilex, from May 2 to 4, 2024 and will explore the vital role of journalism and freedom of expression in the context of current global planetary crises. During the conference, journalists, scientists, artists, activists, political leaders, and judicial actors from around the world will meet to discuss the challenges of the global environmental crisis and the role of freedom of expression and press freedom in addressing it.

More than 60 sessions will be held in the three-day event with around 40 side events organized by partners taking place on May 4. The events will feature compelling panels delving into the growing threats faced by reporters uncovering environmental crimes. Participants will engage with leading experts in investigative journalism and press freedom organizations and will learn best practices for navigating dangerous situations and gathering resources to bolster safety in the field.

Persons interested in attending the event are encouraged to register promptly to secure their place; they can register using this link.

Besides the global conference, the World Press Freedom Day is also celebrated widely around the globe with local, national and regional celebrations organized by governments and civil society organizations, including media, journalists’ associations, and universities, among others.

UNESCO will feature WPFD events in different countries around the world on its global map if organisers fill out the form. Visual identity packs of World Press Freedom Day 2024 can also be downloaded in all UN languages here.

The events will be hosted by different organizations including Al Jazeera, the Freedom Online Coalition, the Committee to Protect Journalists, World Bank, and many more.