World Press Freedom Day 2024


As we commemorate World Press Freedom Day, we once again come together to shine a light on the plight of missing and detained journalists across the globe. For them, and for us, press freedom is about more than one day.

Today marks 401 days since Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich was wrongfully detained in Russia.

Today also marks 4,281 days since freelance journalist and Washington Post contributor Austin Tice was abducted while reporting in Syria.

We have not forgotten them. We remain united in this cause and continue to urge the U.S. government to do everything in its power to bring Evan, Austin and all unjustly detained journalists home safely.

The need for factual and reliable information has never been greater but threats to journalists around the world are more prevalent than ever. According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, 19 journalists have been killed already this year and 320 others were imprisoned in 2023. News organizations have had to retreat from the very places where the need for on-the-ground reporting and access is greatest.

We stand united to ensure trustworthy information remains accessible to all. We stand for all journalists, everywhere. Stand with us.

Sally Buzbee, Executive Editor, The Washington Post William Lewis, Publisher and CEO, The Washington Post

Emma Tucker, Editor in Chief, The Wall Street Journal Almar Latour, Publisher, The Wall Street Journal and CEO, Dow Jones

Joseph Kahn, Executive Editor, The New York Times A.G. Sulzberger, Publisher and Chairman, The New York Times

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