Safety of Journalists

Promoting the safety of journalists and combatting impunity for those who attack them are central elements within UNESCO´s support for press freedom on all media platforms.

Consequently, UNESCO is committed to advancing freedom of press and safety of journalists, both offline and online, through a variety of actions. These include awareness raising, promoting partnerships and co-ordination of the UN Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists.

Since 1997, UNESCO’s Director-General has condemned each killing of a journalist, and every two years compiles a Report on The Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity to the Intergovernmental Council of the International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC).