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World Press Freedom Day
May 3, 2021

On World Press Freedom Day, the U.S. Embassy in Mozambique affirms that freedom of the press and freedom of expression are pillars for a strong democratic nation. Journalists play an essential role in producing information for the public good, and their work invites citizens to participate in a vibrant exchange of views. The free flow of accurate information empowers the public to hold leaders accountable. The U.S. Embassy commends all Mozambican journalists for their efforts to cover important topics like public health, conflict, and human rights – their work is vital for a functioning and thriving democracy.