International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists

Nov 2, 2015 | News, News Releases

The Caribbean Broadcasting Union (CBU) joins media and journalism organizations around the world in marking International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists (IDEI). This is the second year that the day is being celebrated.  In 2013, the

United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution A/RES/68/163 at its 68th session, which proclaimed 2 November as the ‘International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists’ (IDEI). The Resolution urged Member States to implement definite measures countering the present culture of impunity.

Today, Monday, 2 November 2015, UNESCO will convene or co-host events in Paris, London, New York and elsewhere which will also serve as an occasion to launch, in various locations, the UNESCO report, World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development – Special Digital Focus 2015, which contains the Organization’s most recent information on the safety of journalists and impunity. The events take forward the outcomes of the commemoration

conference on the occasion of the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, in partnership with the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, held in Costa Rica from 9 to 10 October 2015.  They also feed into and inform the UNESCO international conference ‘News organizations standing up for the safety of media professionals’ scheduled for February 5, 2016. For more information check the UNESCO website

http://www.unesco.org/new/en/unesco/events/prizes-and-celebrations/celebrations/international-days/int-day-to-end-

impunity/international-day-to-end-impunity-2015/global-launch-of-the-world-trends-in-freedom-of-expression-and-media-development-special-digital-focus-2015/