April 16, 2024

Press Freedom

Nov. 2 Marks ‘International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists’

A memorial wall at the Newseum in Washington, DC displays the names of slain journalists. Photo: John M (flickr)

NEW YORK, November 2, 2018—Approximately 90 percent of crimes against journalists/media workers go unpunished. To date, 82 journalists have been killed in the line of duty through Nov. 2, 2018, according to UNESCO. The Overseas Press Club of America supports international free speech organization ARTICLE 19 in its call for governments to act on crimes against journalists.

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The Overseas Press Club is an international association of journalists based in New York City that works to encourage the highest standards in journalism, to educate the next generation of foreign correspondents and to promote international press freedom and the well-being of colleagues in the field.