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IFJ Urges Cooperation and Targeted Economic Leverage to End Impunity for Violence in Journalism

02 November 2015

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has today urged United Nations Member States to commit to seeking and extending judicial cooperation in investigating and prosecuting killings of journalists. The IFJ, which launched its annual campaign against impunity for crime targeting journalists, also called on financial institutions and aid donors to make respect for press freedom and media protection among key criteria for development aid to countries with high levels of violence in journalism.

The IFJ’s call was made on the second commemoration of the UN Day against impunity for crime targeting journalists. To mark the day, the Federation held a media event today at Residence Palace in Brussels, as part of activities organised by the IFJ and its affiliates for its annual campaign against impunity for violence in journalism.

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