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International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists

On International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists, let's stand together and demand justice for those who risk their lives to bring us the truth.
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Mark your calendars for November 2, because it's International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists! This day was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2013 to raise awareness and promote accountability for crimes against journalists around the world. Sadly, journalism has become a dangerous profession with many journalists facing threats, violence, and even death while reporting the truth. But on this day, we celebrate the bravery and dedication of these individuals who risk their lives to bring us important news and information. Let's stand together to demand justice and safety for all journalists on this important international day.

History of International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists

International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists Dates

International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1948</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Adoption of Universal Declaration</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which grants the right to freedom of expression and opinion, is adopted by the United Nations.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2006</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>UNESCO Condemns Killings</div><div class='timeline-text'>UNESCO begins its campaign to condemn the killings of journalists around the world and fight against impunity.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2012</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>UN Plan of Action</div><div class='timeline-text'>The United Nations unveils a Plan of Action to combat impunity for crimes against journalists.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2013</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>UN Proclamation</div><div class='timeline-text'>The United Nations General Assembly proclaims November 2 as the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists to highlight the issue on a global scale.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2017</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>UNESCO's Report</div><div class='timeline-text'>UNESCO releases a report stating that 90% of cases of journalist killings remain unpunished, emphasizing the vast scope of the impunity problem.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2020</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Continued Advocacy</div><div class='timeline-text'>Organizations and individuals worldwide continue to advocate for journalist protection and an end to impunity on this international day and throughout the year.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Organize a journalism panel discussion</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather journalists and experts in the field to discuss the importance of press freedom and the dangers that journalists face in their line of work. This can also be a platform to raise awareness and encourage action against impunity for crimes against journalists.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Hold a candlelight vigil</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Light candles in memory of journalists who have lost their lives while reporting the truth. This can also serve as a symbolic gesture to demand justice for their deaths and to call for an end to impunity.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Share stories of courageous journalists</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Use social media platforms to share stories of journalists who have risked their lives to report on important issues and have faced consequences for it. This can help shed light on the importance of press freedom and the need to protect journalists from violence.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Organize a film screening</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Choose a documentary or movie that highlights the dangers faced by journalists and their fight for justice. This can be followed by a discussion on the topic and ways to support and protect journalists.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Support organizations working to end impunity for crimes against journalists</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Donate to organizations such as the Committee to Protect Journalists or Reporters Without Borders, which work towards protecting and advocating for press freedom and justice for journalists who have been targeted or killed.</p></div></div>

Why We Love International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It raises awareness for an important cause</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists serves as a reminder that journalists around the world face threats and violence for their work. By commemorating this day, we can help spread awareness and advocate for the safety of journalists.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It honors the bravery of journalists</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>On this day, we recognize and honor the courage and dedication of journalists who risk their lives to report the truth. Their unwavering commitment to uncovering information that is vital to society deserves recognition and appreciation.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It reminds us of the importance of press freedom</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists highlights the crucial role that press freedom plays in upholding democracy and protecting human rights. This day reminds us to defend and support media professionals who are under attack for speaking truth to power.</p></div></div>

5 Uncovered Facts: Crimes Against Journalists Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Almost 1200 Journalists have been killed in the last two decades</h3><p class='facts-content'>According to UNESCO, between 2006 and 2020, close to 1200 journalists have been killed for reporting the news and bringing information to the public.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Only 1 in 10 journalist killing is solved</h3><p class='facts-content'>UNESCO statistics reveal a shocking lack of justice with just one in every ten cases of journalists killed resulting in a conviction.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Journalists face increasing digital security risks</h3><p class='facts-content'>In addition to physical dangers, journalists increasingly face challenges related to digital safety, such as surveillance, hacking, and online harassment.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Most journalist deaths occur in peaceful countries</h3><p class='facts-content'>Contrary to the common perception that journalism is dangerous only in war zones, most of the killings are committed in non-conflict zones.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Latin America and the Caribbean Region are the most dangerous for journalists</h3><p class='facts-content'>UNESCO reports show that the majority of deaths of journalists have occurred in Latin America and the Caribbean followed by the Asia and Pacific region.</p></div></div>

International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists FAQs

When is International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists?

International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists is celebrated on November 2 every year. In 2024, this day will fall on a Saturday.

International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists Dates

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2023

Nov 2

Thursday

2024

Nov 2

Saturday

2025

Nov 2

Sunday

2026

Nov 2

Monday

2027

Nov 2

Tuesday

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