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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The awards are given on the occasion of National Press Day on November 16.
The Information Affairs Ministry lauded the efforts exerted by the Speaker of the Council of Representatives, Fawzia bint Abdulla Zainl, in supporting the press and media sector in the kingdom through dedicating a parliamentary question, during the first session of the fifth Legislative Term, on the procedures taken by the Ministry to implement the royal directives on various occasions and events, particularly HM King Hamad's messages on the International Press Day and the Bahrain Press Day every year, on the need to issue a modern and enlightened law that would consolidate responsible freedoms in the press and media, and keep abreast of the huge developments in the information and communication technology and the electronic field.
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President Sooronbai Jeenbekov congratulated journalists with their professioanl holiday - Information and Press Day.
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Speaking Tuesday, 3 April at the National Press Day, Mr.
But I believe that in the era of technological leaps, in the era of abundant information and misinformation, the press is increasingly needed!' said Jokowi while addressing the peak event of the National Press Day (HPN) 2018 at the Lake Cimpago, Padang Beach, Padang, West Sumatra, on Friday (2/9).