World Press Freedom Day is an occasion to inform citizens of violations of press freedom and remind you that in dozens of countries around the world publications are censored, some fined, suspended or canceled, while journalists, editors and publishers are harassed, attacked, detained and even murdered.
May 3 was proclaimed World Press Freedom Day in 1993 United Nations General Assembly, following the recommendation adopted at the 26th session of the General Conference of UNESCO in 1991.
Every year, May 3rd is a date in which the fundamental principles of press freedom are held. This date provides an opportunity 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.
This year’s World Press Freedom Day is dedicated to studying how the protection and promotion of fundamental human rights such as freedom of expression and press freedom can assist in assuring another human right: the right to be free from poverty.
On World Press Freedom Day, we remind the world the importance of protecting fundamental human rights such as freedom of expression and press freedom as enshrined in Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Both freedoms are central to building strong democracies, promoting civic participation and encourage the security and development of people.
The first World Laughter Day was held in Mumbai, India in 1998, where more than 12,000 people, including Hindus and foreigners joined in a mega session of Laughter Yoga, with the goal of bringing world peace through laughter.
Since 2012, World Laughter Day is being celebrated at different points in Carabobo, Venezuela. This year’s celebration began on Friday and extended until Monday in several parts of the country.
The idea of World Laughter Day was introduced by Dr. Madan Kataria, founder of Laughter Yoga and today is celebrated by almost everyone.
Every first Sunday of May, since 1998, the World Laughter Day is celebrated in order to place a laugh for world peace through laughter.
World Laughter Day is usually held on the first Sunday of May each year and seeks to unite humanity through unconditional love and laugh.