Campaign focuses on crime against journalists

By Staff on November 04, 2015

 

Photo: IFJ campaign.


The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) global campaign to end impunity for crimes targeting journalists launched on Nov. 2 -- the U.N. day of action against this type of crime. The IFJ said the campaign and related activities will continue on a global basis until Nov. 23.

The IFJ noted that the U.N. International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists marks the anniversary of the killing of two Radio France Internationale reporters, Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon, murdered in Mali in 2013.

Nov. 23 commemorates the date in 2009 when at least 32 journalists lost their lives in the Maguindanao massacre in the Philippines.

The IFJ said that all attacks targeting journalists that remain unpunished must be denounced. The month of November is the time when journalists and media workers have an opportunity to speak out and actively support the End Impunity campaign.

IFJ suggested several ways to help:

  • Between November 2-23, take a workplace picture or selfie with the campaign poster and tweet it to @IFJGlobal and @NUJofficial hashtag: #endimpunity – download the poster from the NUJ website.
  • Tweet governments and leaders in the countries where journalists do not get justice. 
  • Hold a minute's silence in or outside of a workplace and email details to the NUJ: campaigns@nuj.org.uk.   
  • Help to publicize the campaign.  

The IFJ End Impunity campaign in 2015 has put specific emphasis on four countries: Mexico, Yemen, the Philippines and Ukraine. To find out more about the campaign, visit the NUJ website.

 


By Staff| November 04, 2015
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