CPJ, 11 organizations sign Santiago +30 Declaration ahead of World Press Freedom Day

The Committee to Protect Journalists joined 11 press freedom and journalistic organizations in adopting the Santiago +30 Declaration ahead of this year’s World Press Freedom Day celebrations in Santiago, Chile, from May 2 to 4.

The statement advocated for concerted efforts among governments, intergovernmental organizations, technology companies, and the journalism community to promote freedom of expression and freedom of the press as a fundamental human right and a cornerstone of informed and democratic societies.

The declaration urged states to protect journalists and ensure they can work safely without restrictions. It also called upon intergovernmental organizations to champion policies fostering a diverse and independent press, and technology companies to prioritize transparency and combat disinformation.

Read the full statement here.