2 November 2015 will mark the second commemoration of the killing in Kidal, Mali, of Ghislaine Dupont et de Claude Verlon, RFI reporters. To date, the criminal investigation launched by French and Malian authorities has yet to identify the killers and bring them to justice.
According to IFJ statistics 118 journalists lost their lives when carrying out their duties in 2014. Today only one out of 10 killings in the media is investigated. The situation for non-fatal attacks on journalists is even worst. Governments fail in their duty to hunt down the harassers, the attackers, the killers of media workers.
Impunity not only endangers journalists, it imperils democracy and compromises hopes for peace and development.
In the frame of the International Day against Impunity, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) invites you to a special ceremony for the profession.
The event will take place next Monday 2 November from 16h to 16h30 at the Residence Palace’s patio, rue de la loi 155, 1040 Brussels, in partnership with the Association Générale des Journalistes Professionnels de Belgique (AGJPB) and the United Nations.
Anthony Bellanger, IFJ General secretary
Adeline Hulin, Project Consultant, Division for Freedom of Expression and Media Development UNESCO
Martine Simonis, National Secretary, AGJPB
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