03-05-2017 - Difference Day
BOZAR, Ravensteinstraat 23, 1000 Brussels
In 1993 the United Nations General Assembly declared May 3rd to be World Press Freedom Day to raise awareness of the importance of freedom of the press and remind governments of their duty to respect and uphold the right to freedom of expression enshrined under Article 19 of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day VUB, ULB, EhB, BOZAR, Evens Foundation & imec, together with other partners (WAN, EBU, ACT, MPAA, European Commission, UNESCO, European Parliament ..) have nominated May 3rd as Difference Day. For us celebrating freedom of the press and freedom of expression means honoring people and organizations that make a difference in protecting and promoting these values.
On Wednesday May 3rd we will start the day with parallel sessions with speakers, films, debates, exhibitions that challenge the freedom of expression and press.
At the end of the day the European Awards for Freedom of Expression will be handed over (Belgian, European and worldwide), which will be followed by a networking drink.
For the complete program of Difference Day 2017, click here.