World News Day witnesses newsrooms celebrating positive impact of professional journalism on their communities
Forty newsrooms all over the world celebrated the positive impact of professional journalism on their communities on World News Day this year, aiming to raise public awareness of the critical role that newsrooms and journalists play in providing the public with credible and reliable news and views, to help people make sense of – and improve – the rapidly changing world around them. World News Day was marked in Asia, Africa and Europe during World Editors Forum on September 28, coincided with UNESCO’s International Day for Access to Information.
Participating newsrooms celebrated the day with special editorial content for their readers via their print and digital platforms, ranging from reports which exposed corruption and scams, to issues being neglected by society or systems not working to deliver services as well as insights on people and events shaping the course of current affairs. The listed newsrooms were Chosun Ilbo (South Korea), Zero Hora (Brazil), The Hindu (India), The Jakarta Post (Indonesia), China Daily (China), Süddeutsche Zeitung (Germany), The Times of India (India), The Bangkok Post (Thailand), OEM (Mexico), The Straits Times (Singapore), Publico (Portugal), South China Morning Post (Hong Kong), Vietnam News (Vietnam), The Daily Star (Bangladesh), Sin Chew Daily (Malaysia), among others.