- November 2, 2015
- Posted by: Website Admin
- Category: National News, Uncategorized, World News
Today is marked the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists by the United Nations-UN to prevent violence against journalists and media workers.
According to the UN, more than 700 journalists have been killed for bringing news and information to the public over the past decade which resulted in the General Assembly at its 68th session in 2013 to adopt a Resolution which proclaimed November 2nd as the ‘International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists’ to commemorate the assassination of two French journalists in Mali on 2nd November 2013.
The Resolution urged Member States to implement definite measures countering the present culture of impunity, ensure accountability, bring to justice perpetrators of crimes against journalists and media workers, and ensure victims have access to appropriate remedies, urging them to promote a safe and enabling environment for journalists to perform their work independently and without undue interference.