Today, on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, the Broadcasting Board of Governors reiterates its commitment to defending and celebrating the fundamental principles of press freedom around the world.
Freedom of the press is a basic tenet of our democracy and a staple of a free and open society. Upholding press freedom is the top priority of the BBG in its efforts to support accurate, objective journalism around the world. Our networks play a critical role in engaging audiences to further democratic values through open and free exchanges of information. They aim to stimulate debate in closed societies and those where free media are not yet fully established, especially where local media fail to inform and empower citizens.