Covid, shrinking freedoms overshadow World Press Freedom Day


Journalists cover a Police Reforms Working Group press conference in Nairobi on May 2, 2021.  

Photo credit: Dennis Onsongo | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • The World Press Freedom Day is marked on May 3 every year.
  • Covid-19  pandemic has affected media revenues and led to layoffs.

The Covid-19 pandemic and the shrinking press freedom is today set to overshadow this year’s World Press Freedom Day, whose theme is “Information for Good.”


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