Archive for November 23, 2011

Bye, bye trees. This was the scene in the school play ground this morning. Desolate, denuded, depressing…

What message does this send our wise and caring children?

23 November 2011 is the inaugural International Day to End Impunity

more than 500 journalists          
have been killed in the last 10 years.

In nine out of 10 cases, the
murderers have gone free.

The International Day to End Impunity is a call to action to demand justice for those who have been killed for exercising their right to freedom of expression and shed light on the issue of impunity.

Every day around the world journalists, musicians, artists, politicians, and free expression advocates are being silenced, often with no investigation or consequences to their persecutors.

Impunity has always been ranked as a top priority for IFEX members, (International Freedom of Expression Exchange: The global network for free expression). So it came as no surprise that at the 2011 IFEX Strategy Conference in Beirut, Lebanon, IFEX members announced they were joining forces to launch the first ever International Day to End Impunity on 23 November, the anniversary of the single deadliest attack on journalists in recent history: the 2009 Maguindanao massacre in the Philippines.
This initiative is applauded by the interpretOr and many of our friends and links: Index on Censorship, Reporters Without Borders et al.
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