3 May is World Press Freedom Day and as UNESCO puts it, “3 May acts as a reminder to governments of the need to respect their commitment to press freedom and is also a day of reflection among media professionals about issues of press freedom and professional ethics. Just as importantly, World Press Freedom Day is a day of support for media which are targets for the restraint, or abolition, of press freedom. It is also a day of remembrance for those journalists who lost their lives in the pursuit of a story.”
This May 3 has a special taste for us in that just today the agenda of the Committee on culture, science, education and media of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe has been published and it brings good news. Item 3 of the next meeting online, scheduled on 21 May, has members giving the second reading and adopting the Report on the Right to Know, of which Sen. Roberto Rampi is General Rapporteur.