Thursday, 5 November 2015

Crimes against journalists

the 2nd of November was designated as the international day to end impunity for crimes against a 2013 UN resolution. It records the fact that from 2006- 2014 680 journalists have been killed
This year.The United Nations organised a panel discussion. The webcast can be viewed online

The United Nations also released a background paper Prevent and punish in search of solutions to fight violence against journalists. The main website has resolutions resource guides and statements from key organisations.

Other key resources include:
UNESCO 2014 report on the safety of journalists.

 Committee to protect journalists 2015 has an annual index of human rights abuses against journalists. Download the list to find out where is the most dangerous place for a journalist to work

IFEX has an infographic relating to 2015 plus further discussion.

2015 - RSF index of the freedom of the press worldwide has rankings and reports on pressures of maintaining an independent press in specific nations.So provides some background to conditions.

Other key organisations with websites supporting journalists which cover the issue include:
Global Campaign against impunity CPJ

WAN-IFRA - World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers infographic

UK government statement

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