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Press Freedom Tribunal in The Hague to Hold Governments Accountable for Journalist Killings

HeadlineNov 05, 2021

In The Hague, three leading press freedom groups this week launched an unprecedented tribunal charged with holding governments accountable for the rising violence against journalists. The People’s Tribunal on the Murder of Journalists is being spearheaded by Free Press Unlimited, the Committee to Protect Journalists and Reporters Without Borders. For the next six months, the tribunal will hold hearings on charges against the governments of Sri Lanka, Mexico and Syria, accused of failing to protect journalists and allowing their killers to act with impunity. This comes as UNESCO has released a new report that documents an 87% impunity rate in cases of murdered journalists between 2006 and 2020.

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