Impunity for crimes against journalists
Journalists all around the world are harassed, arrested, kidnapped and murdered for doing their job: for finding the truth. Fueled by a lack of political will and poor institutional capacity, this deadly trend has held steady for the past ten years. The murder of a journalist and subsequent impunity send an ominous message to newsrooms, editors, and reporters: keep your mouth shut.
Rather than mere individual injustices, widespread impunity poses a fundamental threat to democracy, and the need for government action has never been greater. Free Press Unlimited tries to tackle impunity for crimes against journalists, for example through the ‘A Safer World For The Truth’ project.