The state of press freedom

May 3, 2012

May 3 is World Press Freedom Day. The annual celebration began with a proclamation by the United Nations General Assembly in 1993. 

Global Journalist marked the event by examining press freedom around the world. Host David Reed also took a closer look at two regions where the most dramatic progress took place in the past 12 months: the Middle East and North Africa. 


Jennifer Dunham is the Research Analyst for Freedom of the Press at Freedom House.

Mohamed Abdel Dayem is the Middle East and North Africa program coordinator for the Committee to Protect Journalists. 


Correction: On this broadcast journalist Fernando Gallo was incorrectly identified as Roberto Gallo.