Bring Killers of Journalists to Justice: UNESCO Seeks Media Partners for New Campaign


UNESCO, DDB | UNESCO #TruthNeverDies campaign to end impunity for journalists killings.

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To help raise awareness of this situation, UNESCO, the UN Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization, is launching a new campaign, Truth Never Dies, on 2 November, the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists.

The organization is calling for media partners to support the campaign by publishing stories on, or by, journalists who have been killed simply for doing their job, to coincide with the 2 November commemoration. UNESCO has produced a toolkit for media that want to take part.

In a statement released on 17 October 2018, UNESCO said that journalist killings affect the whole of society because they prevent the free circulation of information and all citizens’ expression of opinions and ideas.

The message of the campaign is that, by publishing stories of these journalists in the media and demanding that justice be done, truth will not die.

2 November was chosen as the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists following a resolution passed by the UN General Assembly in 2013.

The date was chosen to commemorate the assassination of two French journalists, Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon, who were killed on that date in Mali, whilst on assignment. (SOURCE: UN).

2018 Human Wrongs Watch

One Comment to “Bring Killers of Journalists to Justice: UNESCO Seeks Media Partners for New Campaign”

  1. I also read a story a while back about the perils freelance writers endure with no backing from major media outlets, even though their articles are published by same. Speaking “truth to power” is an important and necessary public service. I pray for justice.

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