International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists

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2020 Date2 November 2020
2021 Date2 November 2021
International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists

International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists History

International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists seeks to condemn attacks and violence against journalists and media workers. This day aims to end impunity, which is an exemption from punishment. It further aims to prevent violence by implementing measures that ensure justice and accountability for journalists and media workers.

International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists was established in 2013 by the U.N General Assembly. It is observed annually on November 2nd.

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International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists Facts

  • More than 1000 journalists have been killed in the last decade according to the U.N.
  • Latin America and the Caribbean region had the highest number of fatal attacks against journalists at 23 in 2019. That was 40% of murders world wide according to UNESCO.
  • According to the U.N, in the last decade, only 1 out of 10 cases committed against journalists have lead to a conviction.

International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists Top Events and Things to Do

  • Pay attention to your local and national news agencies. Journalists work hard to keep the public and their communities informed.
  • Donate to reputable charities or organizations that help support journalists like the Committee to Protect Journalists.
  • Watch a movie depicting the life of journalists. Our suggestions:
    Broadcast News (1987)
    All The President's Men (1976)
    Citizen Kane (1941)

International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists - References and Related Sites

UN: End Crimes Against Journalists

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