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International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists 2021: Theme, History

International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists 2021: Theme, History

Every year, The International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists is observed on 2nd November. It aims to prevent all attacks and violence against journalists and media workers.

  • It is celebrated to ensure accountability, bring to justice perpetrators of crimes against journalists and media workers, and ensure that victims have access to appropriate remedies.

International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists 2021: History

  • In 2013, the UN General Assembly recognized this day to condemn all such attacks on journalists but, it also urged all member countries to protect journalists from threats to their lives and make ensure that the victims get access to the required remedies.
  • UN selected this date because two French journalists Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon were killed while reporting in Mali on November 2nd, 2013.
  • Over 12,000 journalists have assassinated between 2006 and 2020 for just doing their job.

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When is International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists observed?

International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists is celebrated on 2nd November every year.

What is the theme of the International Day to end impunity for crimes against journalists in 2021?

The Theme 2020 of International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists is “Strengthening Investigation and Prosecutions to end Impunity for Crimes against Journalists”.

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