World Association of News Publishers


impunity

We, the undersigned participants of the meeting of the civil society delegates of the 3rd UN Inter-Agency meeting on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity, that took place on the 4th November, 2014:

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Andrew Heslop

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2014-11-05 12:01

The recent murder of a Mexican citizen journalist who used social media to report on cartel activity has highlighted new dimensions in the killing of journalists with impunity: the exploitation of online virality by perpetrators, and the increasing risk posed to sources who 'go direct'. Alice Matthews and Julie Posetti report.

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Alice Matthews

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2014-11-03 17:17

When Kenya’s First Lady stormed the newsroom of the country’s largest media house nine years ago and tried to slap a journalist, various questions were asked about her sense of decorum and the powers of the president’s family.

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Andrew Heslop

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2014-10-30 16:37

These days a number of senior journalists in Pakistan, including some editors, travel only in armour-plated bulletproof vehicles. In some cases they have armed security escorts. A couple of them have survived assassination attempts. They, along with the others, continue to receive death threats from various quarters, mainly Islamists or ethnic militant groups.

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Andrew Heslop

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2014-10-30 16:30

The United Nations has designated the 2nd November as the ‘International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists’. It is important for an industry usually averse to introspection to acknowledge the deaths of journalists who have died in pursuit of the news that feeds our work. Recent atrocities have catapulted the deaths of two American journalists in particular onto front pages worldwide, yet the murders of James Foley and Steven Sotloff – however horrendous - remain just two of 40 deaths so far this year.

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Andrew Heslop

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2014-10-30 16:23

2nd November is the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists, a day that draws together efforts to denounce threats to journalists and media freedom worldwide. WAN-IFRA and the World Editors Forum contribute editorials from leading editors and highlight some of the major actions taking place to mark the day.

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2014-10-30 14:49

The Rural Media Network Pakistan (RMNP) presented its 2014 Sadiq Press Freedom Award, supported by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), to the son of murdered journalist Malik Mumtaz Khan at a ceremony held at Punjab College in Ahmedpur East, Punjab province.

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Andrew Heslop

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2014-09-18 14:21

The killing of a radio broadcaster in the Philippines has dealt another blow to wavering press freedom in the country. Samuel Oliverio was attacked on 23 May while driving his motorcycle with his wife in Digos city in the south of the country.

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WAN-IFRA

Date

2014-05-23 15:01

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