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Resolution “Safety of Journalists and the issue of impunity” adopted for second consecutive year

Saturday, 20 December 2014

On 18 December 2014 the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted with consensus the Resolution “Safety of Journalists and the issue of impunity”. The Resolution had been presented for a second consecutive year to the Third Committee by Greece together with Argentina, Austria, Costa Rica, France and Tunisia and adopted by consensus in the 50th meeting of the Third Committee on 21 November 2014 with the co-sponsorship of 82 countries.

The main objectives of the Resolution are the following: i) to express concern at the increased number of journalists and media workers killed or detained in recent years, as well as at the growing threat to the safety of journalists posed by non-state actors, ii) to urge for the immediate release of journalists and media workers taken as hostages, iii) to stress that impunity remains one of the biggest challenges to the safety of journalists and to condemn the prevailing impunity which contributes to the recurrence of crimes against journalists, iv) to encourage States to take opportunity of the proclamation of 2 November as the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists to launch relevant concrete initiatives.

Resolution “Safety of Journalists and the issue of impunity”

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