International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists
Each year, one journalist gets a Pulitzer. And over one hundred get shot. Each year, journalists are killed to be silenced.
In the past fourteen years (2006-2019), close to 1,200 journalists have been killed for reporting the news and bringing information to the public. In nine out of ten cases the killers go unpunished. Impunity leads to more killings and is often a symptom of worsening conflict and the breakdown of law and judicial systems.
The UNGA proclaimed 2 November as the ‘International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists’ (GA Resolution A/RES/68/163), in commemoration of the assassination of two French journalists in Mali on 2 November 2013. It urged Member States to implement definite measures countering the present culture of impunity.
The World Press Freedom Conference 2020 on 9 and 10 December 2020, will address this impunity. Join the conference, in order to achieve global peace.