When: May 1-3, 2011
What: Every year, May 3rd is a date which celebrates the fundamental principles of press freedom; 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.
Where: follow the World Press Freedom Day blog here.
More: for more information please visit World Press Freedom Day 2011.
CPJ publishes Attacks on the Press: the most comprehensive annual survey of press freedom around the world.
Country Profiles: CIMA has compiled data on the media in developing countries around the world, drawing data primarily from IREX’s Media Sustainability Index, Freedom House’s Freedom of the Press index, and Reporters Without Borders’s Press Freedom Index.
Freedom on the Net: A Global Assessment of Internet and Digital Media. As internet and mobile phone use explodes worldwide, governments are adopting new and multiple means for controlling these technologies that go far beyond technical filtering. Freedom on the Net provides a comprehensive look at these emerging tactics.
Freedom of the Press Index: an annual survey of media independence in 195 countries and territories, assesses the degree of print, broadcast, and internet freedom in every country in the world, analyzing the events of each calendar year.
ICFJ Digital Training Manuals: ICFJ has a variety of training materials for journalists, covering basic skills like reporting, writing and cultivating sources, as well as new-media training, including a guide for citizen journalists. These manuals provide information, case studies and tools to learn the basics or advanced skills of journalism.