International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists

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International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists
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International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists

The International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists (IDEI) is an internationally recognized day endorsed by the United Nations and observed annually on November 2.

This day aims to spotlight the alarming level of impunity surrounding crimes against journalists, which persists at an alarming rate worldwide. Between 2006 and 2020, the UNESCO observatory of killed journalists reported that over 1,200 journalists were killed globally, and nearly 9 out of 10 of these cases remain unresolved in the judicial system. Given the crucial role journalists play in conveying factual information to the public, the impunity associated with attacks against them has a profoundly detrimental impact, hampering public awareness and constructive discourse.