IFJ Campaign plan for International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists
Tomorrow, November 2 is the International Day to End Impunity. Over the next three weeks, the IFJ will be focusing on five countries where the level of impunity for abusing, jailing, attacking and killing journalists has been high.
The Philippines is a focus country for this year’s impunity campaign. This year marks the 10th year since the deadliest massacre of journalists. Thirty-two journalists were among the fifty-eight people brutally massacred in Mindanao in the southern Philippines on November 23, 2009. It has now been over ten years, and there has been no justice.
Impunity is not an option, journalists’ have a right to seek justice and safety. The continued abuse journalists’ suffer at the hands of authorities and oppressors must be brought to light. You can find more information on the IFJ Global Impunity campaign here and here.