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.

2023 promises an interesting ride for print in India

Indian Printer and Publisher founded in 1979 is the oldest B2B trade publication in the multi-platform and multi-channel IPPGroup. While the print and packaging industries have been resilient in the past 33 months since the pandemic lockdown of 25 March 2020, the commercial printing and newspaper industries have yet to recover their pre-Covid trajectory.

The fragmented commercial printing industry faces substantial challenges as does the newspaper industry. While digital short-run printing and the signage industry seem to be recovering a bit faster, ultimately their growth will also be moderated by the progress of the overall economy. On the other hand book printing exports are doing well but they too face several supply-chain and logistics challenges.

The price of publication papers including newsprint has been high in the past year while availability is diminished by several mills shutting down their publication paper and newsprint machines in the past four years. Indian paper mills are also exporting many types of paper and have raised prices for Indian printers. To some extent, this has helped in the recovery of the digital printing industry with its on-demand short-run and low-wastage paradigm.

Ultimately digital print and other digital channels will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future. For instance, there is no alternative to a rise in textbook consumption but this segment will only reach normality in the next financial year beginning on 1 April 2023.

Thus while the new normal is a moving target and many commercial printers look to diversification, we believe that our target audiences may shift and change. Like them, we will also have to adapt with agility to keep up with their business and technical information needs.

Our 2023 media kit is ready, and it is the right time to take stock and reconnect with your potential markets and customers. Print is the glue for the growth of liberal education, new industry, and an emerging economy. We seek your participation in what promises to be an interesting ride.

– Naresh Khanna

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