Match List-I Theme of World Press Freedom day with List-II Year

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Q. Match List I with List II (December 2023, UGC NET)

List I- Theme of World Press Freedom dayList II- Year
(A) Journalism Under Digital Siege I. 2020
(B) Information as a public Good II. 2023
(C) Journalism without fear or Favour III. 2022
(D) Shaping a future of Right:  Freedom of expression as a driver for all other human rights. IV. 2021

Chose the correct answer from the options given below

1. A-II, B-III, C-I, D-IV

2. A-IV, B-II, C-I, D-III

3. A-III, B-I, C-IV, D-II

4. A-III, B-IV, C-I, D-II

Correct Ans: (4)

Explanation: Match the themes of World Press Freedom Day with their respective years:

(A) Journalism Under Digital Siege (2022): This theme for World Press Freedom Day 2022 highlighted the challenges that journalists face in the digital era, including digital surveillance, cyber-attacks, and the spread of misinformation, all of which undermine press freedom and the safety of journalists.

(B) Information as a Public Good (2021): The theme for 2021 emphasized the critical role of information as a public good. It focused on the importance of ensuring the public has access to reliable, accurate, and timely information, which is essential for informed decision-making and maintaining democratic societies.

(C) Journalism without Fear or Favour (2020): The 2020 theme underscored the necessity of independent journalism that operates free from influence, bias, and fear of retribution. It aimed to reinforce the importance of press freedom and the protection of journalists who provide unbiased and courageous reporting.

(D) Shaping a Future of Rights: Freedom of Expression as a Driver for All Other Human Rights (2023): The 2023 theme highlighted the fundamental role of freedom of expression in promoting and protecting other human rights. It emphasized that ensuring freedom of expression is vital for the development and safeguarding of all human rights.

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