Today is the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists.
It is a UN-recognized day observed annually on second November.
The day draws attention to the low global conviction rate for violent crimes against journalists and media workers, estimated at only one in every ten cases.
As Journalists play a critical role in informing and influencing the public about important social issues, impunity for attacks against them has a particularly damaging impact, limiting public awareness and constructive debate.
This day, organizations and individuals worldwide are encouraged to talk about the unresolved cases in their countries, and write to government and intra-governmental officials to demand action and justice.
UNESCO and civil society groups throughout the world use second November as a launch date for reports, events and other advocacy initiatives relating to the problem of impunity for crimes against freedom of expression, including the publication of UNESCO’s bi-annual Director-General’s report, which catalogues the responses of states to UNESCO’s formal request for updates on progress in cases of killings of journalists and media workers.