End impunity campaign
© International Federation of Journalists
31 October 2017
The International Federation of Journalists global campaign to End Impunity and hold world governments and de facto authorities accountable for crimes targeting journalists.
The campaign runs every year from 2 November, the UN day against impunity for crime targeting journalists, to 23 November. The UN Day to end impunity was adopted on 18 December 2013 to be marked 2 November, the anniversary of the killings of two RFI reporters, Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon, murdered in Kidal, Mali in 2013.
It comes ahead of 23 November, which commemorates the 2009 Maguindanao massacre in the Philippines when at least 32 journalists lost their lives in the single deadliest attack on media. All attacks targeting journalists that remain unpunished must be denounced.
Jim Boumelha, NUJ IFJ representative and NUJ NEC member, said:
"Today only one out of 10 killings in the media is investigated. We urge all our affiliates to get involved in our campaign to denounce impunity, support our actions and run their own activities to show solidarity to those who struggle for telling the truth and their loved ones.
"Impunity not only endangers journalists. It imperils democracy and the right for the public to know. It is more than time for bringing those who kill the messengers to justice and we must relentlessly hold governments accountable for this."
What you can do to help:
- Take a workplace picture or selfie with the poster and tweet it to us at @IFJGlobal and @NUJofficial hashtag: #endimpunity. See some of the tweets sent.
- Tweet the governments and leaders in the countries where journalists don't get justice
- Hold a minute's silence in or outside of your workplace
- Organise a collection at your next union meeting, in the newsroom or work office to raise money for the IFJ safety fund
- Contact your MP via the They Work For You website and ask them to support the campaign
- Add the campaign images to Facebook as your Cover Photo and Twitter as your Header photo. You can save the English language image for Facebook on the right.
IFJ safety fund donations -
Donations can be sent to the IFJ International Safety Fund on the following account:
The Safety Fund
a/c BE64 2100 7857 0052
Swift Code: GEBABEBB
BNP PARIBAS FORTIS BANK, Rond Point Schuman 10, 1040 Brussels.
Online secure donations can also be made through PayPal on the IFJ safety website.
There can be no press freedom where journalists work in fear.
Download the End Impunity poster
The campaign was agreed by the IFJ world congress in Dublin in June 2013 and called for the IFJ to mobilise support against the impunity for violence targeting journalists.
We want the End Impunity campaign to make a lasting difference in addressing the issue of impunity for killings of journalists around the world.
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