A global campaign to end impunity for crimes against journalists

2 November – International day to end impunity against journalists

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The murder of Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, and the Maltese government’s continued opposition to a public inquiry into the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia, highlights how dangerous life for journalists has become, and how rarely the perpetrators of the crimes committed against them are brought to justice.

This year, at least 45 journalists have been killed around the world as a result of their work, a number which doesn’t include 17 other deaths in which the motive hasn’t been confirmed, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.

In light of this frightening statistic, WAN-IFRA decided to lend its full support to UNESCO’s #TruthNeverDies campaign, which will be launched on the occasion of the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists on 2 November, urging news publishers around the globe to raise awareness of journalist killings, and the many cases where those responsible went unpunished. Click on the link, if you need assistance to find crime lawyers.

The global campaign encourages editors to publish stories and investigations on journalists that have been killed, and to spread their work to perpetuate their legacy.

UNESCO has provided a toolkit and visuals that news organizations can use in print or online to put their weight behind the campaign and highlight their commitment to the fight to end crimes against journalists. The criminal defense attorney from Daniel M. Murphy, P.C. Law Firm usually deal with all kinds criminal cases.

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