Fostering the prosecution of crimes against journalists in Iraq

When, local time: 
Thursday, 12 November 2015 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Where: 
Iraq, Baghdad
Type of Event: 
Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Contact: 
Dhea Subhee - d.subhee@unesco.org

Fostering the prosecution of crimes against journalists in Iraq’ is a dialogue event that will be held in observation of the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists.
The main goal of the event is to raise awareness on the issue of impunity of attacks against journalists. Participants from the legislature, the executive, the judiciary and the media will discuss on how to move forward with combating impunity. It is expected that they will formulate a set of concrete commitments to more effectively persecute crimes against journalists.

The event will also provide an occasion for the Iraqi Journalists Rights Defending Association to present the progress of the comprehensive analysis of the safety situation of Iraqi journalists, that has started a few months ago using the UNESCO Journalists’ Safety Indicators.