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May 3 marks the United Nations’ World Press Freedom Day, an annual reminder of the necessity of unfettered media in the maintenance of healthy societies.

This year the day is more important than ever as, around the globe, attacks on press freedoms remain rampant — including the killing of reporters in Syria, Mexico and Afghanistan, mass arrests of journalists in Turkey and China. and President Donald Trump’s ongoing skirmishes with the media in the United States.

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