International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists
Nov 02, 2021
November 2nd is International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists. According to CharityWatch Top-Rated charity Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), "In more than 80 percent of cases, the killers of journalists are still getting away with murder." CPJ's Global Impunity Index cites Somalia, Syria, Iraq, South Sudan, and Afghanistan as the worst offenders.
In an effort to achieve justice in the killing of journalists, several leading press freedom groups have launched a People's Tribunal to hold governments accountable. These include Free Press Unlimited; the Committee to Protect Journalists; and Reporters Without Borders. The launch takes place in The Hague on November 2nd.
The CPJ promotes press freedom worldwide and defends the right of journalists to report the news safely and without fear of reprisal by taking action in places where journalists are under threat. View CharityWatch's rating of Committee to Protect Journalists for more information about this charity's financial efficiency, leadership, and governance if you are considering making a donation to support its important work.
(Map: Coral Negron and Rebecca Redelmeier/CPJ)