At the two-day conference at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in San Jose Costa Rica on 9-10 October 2015 representatives of judicial systems around the world shared the experience derived from international courts to raise knowledge of international legal standards in the fight against impunity for crimes against journalists.
Marking the 2 November UN ‘International Day to end Impunity for Crimes against Journalists’, this Seminar and Inter-Regional Dialogue addresses the urgent need to enforce and upgrade legal protections for journalists whose safety and security are threatened because of their work.
On 7 April the BBC and CFOM hosted a conference at the BBC’s Broadcasting House. In “Making the Protection of Journalists a Reality: Time to end Impunity” 60 international media editors, jurists and other experts showcased media investigations and reports into anti-media violence and impunity, considered ways to improve safety practices and sought urgent action by governments and UN bodies to strengthen protections.
The Centre for Freedom of the Media and the BBC College of Journalism jointly hosted a Symposium on Media Responses to Matters of Life and Death on 18 October in the BBC’s new London Headquarters at New Broadcasting House.
The Initiative on Impunity and the Rule of Law was a joint project of the Centre for Freedom of the Media, University of Sheffield and the Centre for Law, Justice and Journalism, City University, London. The Initiative hosted a London conference in June 2011 to help prepare for a UN Inter-agency meeting.