Press Day

Press Day


a traditional holiday of the Bolshevik Party-Soviet press, observed annually on May 5, to commemorate the publication of the first issue of the newspaper Pravda (Apr. 22 [May 5], 1912).

The first Press Day was held on Pravda’s second anniversary in 1914; its immediate goal was to rally the support of the broad working masses around the central Bolshevik newspaper and to increase its financial fund.Pravda (issue 67, bearing the name “Prut’ Pravdy”) came out in an edition of 130,000 copies, and its fund received over 16,000 rubles from workers. Summarizing the results of the workers’ Press Day, V. I. Lenin remarked: “The second anniversary of the newspaper Pravda became a day of reviewing the Marxist forces. . . . Four-fifths of the class-conscious workers support the positions of Pravda” (Poln. sobr. soch., 5th ed., vol. 25, pp. 418, 420).

On May 5, 1922, the tenth anniversary of Pravda, a Party-Soviet Press Day was held by decision of the Central Committee of the Russian Communist Party (Bolshevik) and on approval of the Eleventh Party Congress.Pravda printed V. I. Lenin’s article “For the Tenth Anniversary of Pravda” and articles and reminiscences of E. M. Iaroslavskii, , G. I. Petrovskii, M. S. Ol’minskii, and other prominent party publicists.

Since 1922, Press Day has been held annually to review the achievements of the Soviet press and publishing industry. Meetings, reports to readers from editorial offices, exhibitions, contests, reviews, and book sales are organized on Press Day. Special issues of periodicals are published, and the journalists who have published the most significant works are awarded prizes.

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Manama, May 7 (BNA): First Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sport, President of Bahrain Athletic Association and founder of the KHK MMA Organisation His Highness Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa has congratulated the affiliates of the press and media marking the Bahrain Press Day, celebrated every May 7 following directives from His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.
His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa hailed the crucial role of the Fourth Estate as he patronised the first edition of Bahrain Press Day.
It goes by so fast," the People quoted him as telling the reporters at NBCUniversal's Press Day on Wednesday at the Langham Hotel in Pasadena, California.
Access for the public will follow a press day on July 18 and exclusive entry for the motor trade on business day, which takes place on July 19.
However, they hope the weather will improve sufficiently to allow Monday's Press Day to go ahead with the riders in action.
I hate to ask this question, but someone else will, if I don't, so here goes anyway: is it time to call time on that once great British institution, Press Day at the NEC Motor Show?
In a statement on the Bahrain Press Day, BJA chief said the Kingdom of Bahrain is reaping the fruit of the leadership's personal, institutional and legislative interest in the press, in particular, and the freedoms of opinion and expression, in general, being one of the key pillars of the Reform Project launched by HM the King to augur a new era of responsible, prosperous and open press.
The Bahraini Press Day was approved by His Majesty King Hamad in line with his recognition and appreciation of the patriotic role played by the Press and media personnel, and keenness to support their work.
The Docklands extravaganza will start with a press day on July 18 and exclusive entry for the motor trade on the following day.
It means that for the next few days we will be bombarded with stories of Yeading butchers, bakers and candlestick makers after they host their press day tomorrow.
GORDON Ramsay is supposed to be cooking me lunch on the Hyundai stand on Motor Show Live press day next week.
Organisers of the vehicle extravaganza, the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders(SMMT), are already labelling Motor Show 2000 as one of the best in its history after 3,000 journalists turned up to the event's busiest ever press day.