‘End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists’

Stop killing journalists. Photo: UNESCO
Stop killing journalists. Photo: UNESCO

Over the past decade, according to the United Nations (UN), more than 800 journalists have been killed for bringing news and information to the public.

Worryingly, the UN says, only one in ten cases committed against media workers over the past decade has led to a conviction.

This impunity emboldens the perpetrators of the crimes and at the same time has a chilling effect on society including journalists themselves. Impunity breeds impunity and feeds into a vicious cycle.

The United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution A/RES/68/163 at its 68th session in 2013 which proclaimed 2 November as the ‘International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists’.

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The Resolution urged Member States to implement definite measures countering the present culture of impunity. The date was chosen in commemoration of the assassination of two French journalists in Mali on 2 November 2013.

International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists
International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists

This resolution condemns all attacks and violence against journalists and media workers. It also urges Member States to do their utmost to prevent violence against journalists and media workers, to ensure accountability, bring to justice perpetrators of crimes against journalists and media workers, and ensure that victims have access to appropriate remedies.

It further calls upon States to promote a safe and enabling environment for journalists to perform their work independently and without undue interference.

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