27 Oct '14

News How to teach press freedom

Over the last decade 700 media workers have been killed bringing news to the public. Here are some ways to explore press freedom and journalist safety in schoolThe first ever International Day to End Impunity for crimes against journalists will be held on Sunday 2 November by UNESCO to raise awareness about the fact that the vast majority of crimes against media professionals go unpunished.On average, one journalist is killed per week, and yet only one in 10 cases of crimes against journalists has led to a conviction. In other words, 631 journalists have been killed with complete impunity since 1992. Over the last decade a total of more than 700 media workers have been killed for bringing news and information to the public according to UNESCO, a shocking statistic illustrated by the recent beheadings of American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff in Syria. Continue reading...

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