International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists 2017

In 2013, the United Nations General Assembly declared 2nd November as the ‘International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists’.  The date was chosen in commemoration of the assassination of two French journalists in Mali on 2 November 2013. The need to focus on impunity relies not only on the worrying fact that over Read more about International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists 2017[…]

THE CFOM LECTURE AND DEBATE 9 Nov 2016

CFOM Lecture by Guy Berger, UNESCO Director for Freedom of Expression and Media Development Lecture and debate: ‘Your right to know relies on justice for journalists under attack’ Below is an overview of the CFOM annual lecture written by our International Director William Horsley. “Stand up for journalists, justice and the public’s right to know” Read more about THE CFOM LECTURE AND DEBATE 9 Nov 2016[…]

CFOM will send 3 members to the Helsinki 2016 World Press Freedom Day Research Conference, 3-4th May

According to UNESCO, at least 800 journalists and media producers have been killed in the last 10 years. This threat to the physical safety and security of journalists, their families and their media is the most direct threat to media freedom. Journalists need to be recognised and protected as vital to one of our most fundamental form Read more about CFOM will send 3 members to the Helsinki 2016 World Press Freedom Day Research Conference, 3-4th May[…]

The dynamics of impunity – Guest Think Piece from Iakovos Iakovidis

Iakovos Iakovidis is a Greek diplomat who has served in China and in the Permanent Missions of Greece to the EU and to the UN, where, among other, he initiated the discussion on the safety of journalists in the General Assembly, which led to the first ever UNGA Resolution on the topic”. ‘In this post, Read more about The dynamics of impunity – Guest Think Piece from Iakovos Iakovidis[…]

CFOM’s Presence at 5th February UNESCO Conference “News Organizations Standing Up for the Safety of Media Professionals”

CFOM’s International Director William Horsley was a part of the 5th February 2016 Paris conference “News Organizations Standing Up for the Safety of Media Professionals”. This conference came up with some very practical solutions for addressing the problems of journalists safety and impunity which CFOM has been working on for some time. CFOM has so Read more about CFOM’s Presence at 5th February UNESCO Conference “News Organizations Standing Up for the Safety of Media Professionals”[…]

Stop the killing of journalists! Prevention and justice to End Impunity

London Event: Stop the killing of journalists! Prevention and justice to end impunity On 2 November 2015 the first major event to be held the UK to mark International day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists took place in the Houses of Parliament. Prominent journalists, international lawyers, NGOs and policy-makers focused on the realities of Read more about Stop the killing of journalists! Prevention and justice to End Impunity[…]

Strasbourg Seminar and Inter-regional dialogue on safety of journalists and impunity

  Enforcing and Upgrading Legal Protections for Journalists 3 November 2014, Monday: European Court of Human Rights Building, Strasbourg, organised by the Council of Europe, CFOM, UNESCO and the European Lawyers Union. 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 Read more about Strasbourg Seminar and Inter-regional dialogue on safety of journalists and impunity[…]

Our International Director’s Report on the 2nd November London event “Stop the Killing of Journalists! Prevention and Justice to end Impunity”

End Impunity Day London Event 2 November 2015 – Report  Stop the Killing of Journalists! Prevention and Justice to end Impunity Public debate in the UK Parliament on 2 November 2015, organised by the Centre for Freedom of the Media, University of Sheffield; PEN International; Article 19; and UNESCO On 2 November 2015 International Day to End Read more about Our International Director’s Report on the 2nd November London event “Stop the Killing of Journalists! Prevention and Justice to end Impunity”[…]

International Conference on Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, October 9-10 2015 in Costa Rica

Source: UNESCO International Conference on Impunity for Crimes against Journalists UNESCO partners with Inter-American System of Human Rights for Impunity conference to take place on 9-10 October 2015 in San José, Costa Rica. Actors from the judicial and legal communities will take part in this event as an advance commemoration of the International Day to Read more about International Conference on Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, October 9-10 2015 in Costa Rica[…]

The International Day to End Impunity for 2013 was on 23 November. Find out more about global campaigns, actions and infographics by country on the risks for those who speak out

  International Day to End Impunity becomes official day UN resolution establishes 2 November as International Day to End Impunity Just days following the culmination of this year’s International Day to End Impunity campaign, IFEX welcomes the news that the Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly has passed by consensus a resolution on Read more about The International Day to End Impunity for 2013 was on 23 November. Find out more about global campaigns, actions and infographics by country on the risks for those who speak out[…]