It's World Press Freedom Day, But The Press Isn't Very Free
Nearly half of the world lives in countries where journalists aren't free to do their jobs.By Stephanie Liebergen | May 3, 2016
May 3 is World Press Freedom Day, but the state of freedom of the press isn't good.
Since 1993, the United Nations has recognized it as a day to not only celebrate the fundamental principles of press freedom but also to take a close look at the status of press freedoms around the world.
And according to a report by Freedom House, press freedom hit its lowest point in 12 years in 2015. The report notes nearly half of the world lives in countries without any free press.