World Press Freedom Day celebrates the fundamental principles of press freedom and highlights the importance of journalists in our society. To mark this day, our partners working on these issues share their perspectives on two questions: What from your context worries you regarding press freedom? And who or what inspires you and gives you hope for the future of press freedom?
Through their answers, we hope to shed light on the obstacles that journalists face around the world and to honor the inspiring individuals and movements that are working to defend the freedom of the press.
Khadija Patel - Journalist-in-Residence, International Fund for Public Interest Media
Leopoldo Maldonado - Regional Director, ARTICLE 19 México and Centroamérica Office
Jonathan Bock - Executive Director, FLIP - Foundación para la Libertad de Prensa
Carlos Gaio - CEO, Media Defence
Felipe Morales - Journalist, El Espectador
Cristi Hegranes - CEO & Founder, Global Press
Responses have been lightly edited for clarity. Images courtesy of interviewees and UNESCO. Learn more about The Rafael Project here.