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International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists

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Friday, 02 November, 2018, 15:00
International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists

The International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists is a UN-recognized day observed annually on 2 November.

On 2 November, organizations and individuals worldwide are encouraged to talk about the unresolved cases in their countries, and write to government and intra-governmental officials to demand action and justice. UNESCOorganizes an awareness-raising campaign on the findings of the UNESCO Director-General's biennial Report on the Safety of Journalists and the Danger of Impunity, which catalogues the responses of states to UNESCO’s formal request for updates on progress in cases of killings of journalists and media workers. UNESCO and civil society groups throughout the world also use 2 November as a launch date for other reports, events and other advocacy initiatives relating to the problem of impunity for crimes against freedom of expression.