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UNESCO and partners commemorated the Day in:

Title: Strengthening partnership amongst journalists, government and international community to consolidate safety measures for journalists and media/ peace process and media situation therein.

Dates: 3 November 2019

Place: The Government Media & Information Center (GMIC), Kabul ; 7 provincial venues in Herat, Balkh, Nang Herat, Balkh, Nangarhar, Kandahar, Kundoz, Ghazni, and Khost Provinces

Description: The one-day summit, organized by the Afghan Journalist Safety Committee (AJSC) in collaboration with UNAMA and UNESCO will aim at identifying practical ways to enhance partnership amongst media community, government and international community to consolidate safety measures for journalists and media; discuss the situation of Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Media during Peace Talks with Taliban; and analyze the state of impunity of crimes against journalists and ways to alleviate it.

Contacts: Doreen Gunne Wudu Loboka (Email: dg.loboka@unesco.org)

Title: Plenary debate on the safety of journalists at the EU Parliament

Dates: 13 November 2019

Place: Brussels

Description: On the occasion of the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists (IDEI), the European Parliament held a Plenary Session to discuss how to promote a safe and enabling environment for journalists, offline and online, in and outside of the European Union. Many Members of the European Parliament took the floor to share their concerns about the declining working conditions of journalists and called for a more vigorous commitment from EU institutions and Member States to end impunity for crimes against journalists. Discussions included debates on the immediate need for an EU anti-SSLAPs legislation (Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation) to prevent lawsuits that intend to censor and intimate journalists, as well as the establishment of media freedom monitoring mechanisms at the national level within the European Union. For more information, please visit https://en.unesco.org/news/plenary-debate-safety-journalists...

Contacts: Adeline Hulin (Email: a.hulin@unesco.org)

Title: UNESCO and the EU raise awareness for the safety of journalists and the issues of Impunity

Dates: 6 November 2019

Place: Rue Froissart 95 – Brussels

Description: Ossigeno per l’Informazione, in association with Press Club Brussels Europe, held a colloquium among journalists, international organizations, media trade unions, NGOs and others relevant stakeholders. Further actions to strengthen media freedom within the European Union were discussed, and good practices were shared, including an increasing number of national safety mechanisms monitoring and reporting on the safety of journalists and the issue of impunity, as well as the growing number of regional initiatives to tackle the threats faced by journalists. In that respect, strengthening media freedom and media pluralism has been defined as a priority for the next European Commission. For more information, please see: https://en.unesco.org/news/end-impunity-crimes-against-journ....

Contacts: Adeline Hulin (Email: a.hulin@unesco.org)

Title: Forum on Freedom of Expression and Strenghtening the Safety of Journalists

Dates: 1 November 2019

Place: International School for Security Forces, Awaé, Cameroon

Description: The event will open with speeches from the national authorities, the reading of the Director General's message and the presentation of the 2018 DG's Report on the Safety of Journalists and the Danger of Impunity; followed by a panel discussion with representatives of each stakholder group (press, security forces, members of the judiciary, academia).

Contacts: Jean Roland Onana Nkoa (Email: jr.onana-nkoa@unesco.org)

Title: "Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon Grant" 2019 ceremony in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Dates: 2 November 2019

Place: Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

Description: France Media Monde and Reporter Without Borders will organize this year its sixth edition of the "Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon Grant" in honor of the two journalists who were assassinated on 2 November 2013 at Kidal, in Northern Mali. Each year, this grant is awarded to a young radio journalist and a young reporting engineer for their work, and provides them with a one-month training in Paris. http://www.rfi.fr/afrique/20190902-appel-candidatures-bourse...

Contacts: Elsa Schifano, elsa.schifano@francemm.com

Title: Regional Roundtable on the Safety of Female Journalists and Self-Censorship

Dates: 28 November 2019

Place: Office of UNESCO, San Jose, Costa Rica

With whom (participants, relevant stakeholders): Shelter City Programme

Contacts: Jamion Knight (Email: j.knight@unesco.org)

Title: Regional Roundtable on the Safety of Journalists and Journalism Education

Dates: 8 November 2019

Place: Virtual

With whom (participants, relevant stakeholders etc.): Universidad Don Bosco de El Salvador, Universidad de El Salvador, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras (UNAH)

Contacts: Jamion Knight (Email: j.knight@unesco.org)

Title: Ghana Journalists Association is commemorating IDEI

Dates: 4 November 2019

Place: Ghana International Press Centre, Accra

Description: Ghana has a vibrant press freedom environment but recently an investigative journalist was assassinated because of his work in exposing corruption in Ghana Football Association. There has been an upsurge of crimes against journalists reported by the Media Foundation for West Africa. The event will examine the state of the safety of journalists in the country.

Contacts: Abdul Hamid Yakub (Email: ah.yakub@unesco.org)

Title: "Prize Yaguine and Fode"

Dates: 4 November 2019

Place: Maison de la Presse de Conakry, Abattoir de coleah, Conakry, Guinea

Description: Organized by the Association of Women Journalists of Guinea, this prize recognizes the best media productions on the theme of migration.

Contacts: Kadiatou Sow (Email: k.sow@unesco.org)

Title: Veillée poétique (Poetic wake)

Dates: 2 November 2019

Place: Centre PEN Haïti/Jaden Sanba

Description: A wake was organized to commemorate the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists and to call for justice for the journalists whose killings still remain unpunished. An empty chair was placed on the stage, to symbolize the absence felt with the loss of media workers. The President of the Centre PEN Haïti, Kettly P. Mars, and the General Secretary of the Association of Haitian Journalists (AJH), Jacques Desrosiers, also spoke of the situation of journalism in Haïti.

Contacts: Centre PEN Haïti (Email: centrepenhaiti@gmail.com)

Title: Celebration in Rome of the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists 2019

Dates: 25 October 2019

Place: Italian Senate, Palazzo Madama, Piazza Madama, 00186 Roma (Italy)

Description: For the official celebration in Rome of the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, Ossigeno will organise a public conference held in a prestigious hall of the Italian Senate, with representatives from inter-governmental organizations, public institutions at the national and international level, NGOs, media organisations, academia. The conference will be an opportunity to celebrate the fundamental principles of press freedom as milestone of democracy, assess the state of press freedom in Italy with a look at the international level; defend the media from attacks on their independence and pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the line of duty. The conference will discuss the recent developments and pressing challenges related to press freedom and the safety of journalists.

Contacts: Alberto Spampinato, president of Ossigeno per l’Informazione; email: direzioneossigeno@gmail.com; tel.: +393357164282

Title: On ending impunity in Iraq, challenges and ambition in light of safety of journalists mechanism

Dates: 4 November 2019

Place: Baghdad-Communication and Media commission

Description: The roundtable will bring together the senior staff from security forces, local Media development NGOs, media outlets and the national committee of journalists safety of Iraq. They will discuss the violence faced by journalists at 1-10 October’s events and why the criminals are free right now! When ? How ? the authorities will end impunity? This is the main question for the roundtable. In the same time the roundtable will cover the high level of impunity for the whole unsolved cases of killed journalists since 2004, more than 498 confirmed cases by the IJS and CMC. At the end of the roundtable the participants will address media community message to Prime Minister to sign the decree of the safety of journalists mechanism which is waiting in his office since 15 April 2019.

Contacts: Dhea Subhee (Email: d.subhee@unesco.org)

Title: Day of Afghan Youth in Kazakhstan: Journalism in Afghanistan

Dates: 18 October 2019

Place: Almaty, Kazakhstan

Description: On October 18, 2019, UNESCO Almaty supported the day of Afghan Youth, organized by Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, as well as a memorial evening dedicated to Said Samim Faramarzu, a graduate of the faculty of pre-university education in 2011 and the faculty of Journalism in 2015. Said Samim Faramarz, a student at KazNU al-Farabi in 2011-2015, an activist of the UN Model New Silk Road program, a talented journalist and correspondent for TOLOnews (TBC), died on September 5, 2018 in Kabul in the line of duty together with his colleague Razim Ahmadi due to explosion. Read more

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Title: Almaty: Training on Fostering the Relationship Between Security Forces and Journalists

Dates: 9 December 2019

Place: Conference hall, UN House in Almaty, 303, Baizakov str., 050040, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Description: UNESCO Almaty jointly with UNODC and Kazakhstani Media Alliance are organizing training workshop in Almaty, Kazakhstan. 30 participants from law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, journalists from Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, as well as the International IT University, the UNESCO Chair in Journalism and Communications of Al-Farabi Kazakh National University are going to learn how to improve the relationship between security forces and journalists; how security forces play a vital role in protecting and ensuring an environment conducive to freedom of expression, access to information and other fundamental freedoms. The training is consistent with the goals and priorities defined in the UN Action Plan for the Safety of Journalists and the issue of impunity.

Contacts: Krista Pikkat (Email: k.pikkat@unesco.org)

Title: Almaty: Training on Fostering the Relationship Between Security Forces and Journalists

Dates: 9 December 2019

Place: Conference hall, UN House in Almaty, 303, Baizakov str., 050040, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Description: UNESCO Almaty jointly with UNODC and Kazakhstani Media Alliance are organizing training workshop in Almaty, Kazakhstan. 30 participants from law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, journalists from Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, as well as the International IT University, the UNESCO Chair in Journalism and Communications of Al-Farabi Kazakh National University are going to learn how to improve the relationship between security forces and journalists; how security forces play a vital role in protecting and ensuring an environment conducive to freedom of expression, access to information and other fundamental freedoms. The training is consistent with the goals and priorities defined in the UN Action Plan for the Safety of Journalists and the issue of impunity.

Contacts: Krista Pikkat (Email: k.pikkat@unesco.org)

Title: Gulf Centre for Human Rights - No to impunity for the crimes committed against journalists in the Arab region

Dates: 13 November 2019

Place: Radisson Blu Hotel, Beirut Verdun

Description: This activity aimed at drawing attention to the serious risks faced by journalists as they do their peaceful press work in these four countries and other countries in the Arab region, in addition to raising voices to demand the strengthening of protection and security for journalists, an essential requirement. The activity also aims to renew the call for all concerned institutions to take note that most of the killings and other hazardous violations committed against journalists by government agencies or extremist militias and armed groups have been carried out by unknown persons. This includes the murder of journalists and human rights defenders, to whom we pay tribute. The event will also urge an immediate and serious investigation in order to find practical and effective mechanisms that decisively end cases of impunity in crimes against journalists in all countries in our region.

Contacts: Khalid Ibrahim (Email: Khalid@gc4hr.org)

Title: International seminar "Strengthening regional cooperation to end impunity for crimes and attacks against journalists in Latin America"

Dates: 7 November 2019

Place: National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City

Description: For the official celebration in Rome of the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, Ossigeno will organise a public conference held in a prestigious hall of the Italian Senate, with representatives from inter-governmental organizations, public institutions at the national and international level, NGOs, media organisations, academia. The conference will be an opportunity to celebrate the fundamental principles of press freedom as milestone of democracy, assess the state of press freedom in Italy with a look at the international level; defend the media from attacks on their independence and pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the line of duty. The conference will discuss the recent developments and pressing challenges related to press freedom and the safety of journalists.

Contacts: Guilherme Canela de Souza Godoi (Email: g.godoi@unesco.org); Gabriela Velázquez Álvarez (Email: g.velazquez-alvarez@unesco.org); Mehdi Benchelah (Email: m.benchelah@unesco.org)

Title: Press Conference: Keep Truth Alive

Dates: 1 November 2019

Place: The UN House Mongolia

Description: The Globe International Center, UNESCO’s long-term CSO partner, held a press conference to commemorate the IDEI. Mr. Tapan Mishra, UN Resident Coordinator, Ms Uyanga Sukhbaatar, Secretary-General, Mongolian National Commission for UNESCO, Mr Traian Laurentiu Hristea, Ambassador H.E. of the European Union delivered speeches. 50 participants attended the press conference, and it was covered by 15 media outlets.

The “Journalist’s safety monitoring" conducted by Globe International in 2018-2019 based on 300 journalists of daily news, investigations and socio-economic aspects was presented at the press conference. During the event, the following recommendations were presented to the President, the Government and the State Great Khural:

 

  • Recommendation of the Freedom of Expression Report in the Universal Periodic Review of Freedoms of opinions and expressions sent to the UN Human Rights Council
  • Recommendations for an analysis of legislation that limits the Right to Information
  • Recommendations for improving the human rights situation through the GSP + Mechanism for Trade Agreements between the European Union and the Government of Mongolia

 

UNESCO National Commission organized a #KeepTruthAlive social media campaign: https://www.facebook.com/www.gic.mn/photos/a.319155141453201...

Contacts: Naranjargal Khashkhuu, Globe International Center (hnaran@globeinter.org.mn)

Title: OSCE Mission to Montenegro marks the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists

Dates: 30 October 2019

Place: Cetinje, Montenegro

Description: To mark the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists (2 November), the OSCE Mission to Montenegro delivered the final package of vests and jackets with the “PRESS” insignia to the local public broadcaster in Cetinje on 30 October. Three-hundred vests, ensuring additional visibility while reporting on live events, were distributed to 13 commercial and public service media houses throughout Montenegro over the last 2 years. The Mission also launched a public awareness campaign on the importance of the safety of journalists and their right to work without fear and under safe conditions. A one-minute video will be broadcast on national television in Montenegro for several days.

Title: End Impunity Day marked nationwide in Nepal

Dates: 4 November 2019

Place: Kathmandu, Nepal

Description: With the support of Free Press Unlimited, Freedom Forum commemorated the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists. The event included the participation of the National Human Rights Commission Chairperson, the Foreign Minister, a Former Chief of Justice, and the former President of the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) and Press Council Nepal. Relatives of disappeared journalists also took to the floor to denounced the impunity for crimes committed against media professionals. A total of 100 participants from media, human rights, security agency, legal practice, politics, government bodies, research, and CSOs took part in the event. For more information, see: http://freedomforum.org.np/end-impunity-day-marked-nationwid...

Contacts: Aruna Adhikari (Email: aruna@freedomforum.org.np)

Title: Free Press Live - Stand up for journalists and justice

Dates: 31 October 2019

Place: De Nieuwe Regentes, The Hague

Description: All over the world, journalists are threatened, attacked or even murdered because they want to bring their audiences reliable information. And often the perpetrators aren’t even prosecuted. That's why Free Press Unlimited hosts Free Press Live - Stand up for journalists and justice to commemorate the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists.

Contacts: Free Press Unlimited (Email: info@freepressunlimited.org)

Title: Keeping Safe on the Journey

Dates: 7 November 2019

Place: Rockview Royal Hotel, Abuja

Description: One-day interactive symposium. The event will shed a spotlight on how should journalists and media professionals approach a complicated and diverse issue such as migration. The ethical and professional challenges journalists face as they report on the flow of refugees and migrants from Africa to Europe and its impact. A candlelight for the deceased journalists will also be held.

Contacts: Olushola Macaulay (Email: o.macaulay@unesco.org)

Title: Screening of the documentary "The City of Ghosts", Human Rights Film Festival

Dates: 5 December 2019

Place: Bahria University Islamabad (TBC)

Description: A documentary that follows the efforts of "Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently," a handful of anonymous activists/citizen journalists who banded together after their homeland was taken over by ISIS in 2014. See trailer at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBeqGcMaC-A . The screening will be followed by a panel discussion on safety of journalists and the importance of media.

Contacts: Maliah Shah (Email: ma.shah@unesco.org)

Title: “Crimes against Journalists - Role of Government to End Impunity”

Dates: 2 November 2019

Place: Chani Goth, Pakistan

Description: The Rural Media Network of Pakistan (RMNP) celebrated the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists by organizing a seminar entitled" Crimes against Journalists - Role of Government to End Impunity", in collaboration with the daily newspaper Nawa-i-Ahmedpur Sharqia and Press Club Chanigoth. Regional leaders of major political parties, civil society activists, academics, different press clubs presidents and press freedom advocates highlighted the prevailing situation for journalists community in Pakistan and presented their ideas to end impunity for crimes against journalists. The event was chaired by President RMNP Ehsan Ahmed Sehar. The Seminar was followed by the “RMNP Sadiq Press Freedom Awards Category B & C” giving ceremony .

Contacts: Rural Media Network Pakistan (Email: rmnpak@gmail.com)

Title: Launching the National Mechanism for Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity

Dates: 3 November 2019

Place: Grand Park Hotel, Ramallah

Description: The mechanism will be launched under the patronage of Prime Minister, Dr. Mohammad Shtayyeh. The participants will be the member of the mechanism, these include: - Government working group: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of justice, Ministry of Information, Ministry of Interior and the Prime Minister Office.
- CSOs: Al-Haq, Independent Commission for Human Rights (ICHR), Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA), Mezan Center for Human Rights, Palestinian Center for Human Rights and Palestinian Journalists Syndicate.
- Journalists to cover the event.
- UNESCO partners from UN bodies and international organizations.

Contacts: Hala Tannous (Email: h.tannous@unesco.org) ; Riham Abu Aita (Email: r.abuaita@unesco.org)

Title: Symposium: “The challenges of Press Freedom: Facing impunity, law enforcement and Human Rights”

Dates: 8-9 December 2019

Place: Doha, Qatar

Description:In the context of the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, Al Jazeera Media Network organized an International Forum on issues relating to freedom of expression and the safety of journalists. The two-day event was an opportunity for journalists, global and regional media and international organizations and civil society to discuss how to foster the right to freedom of expression in relation with human rights, and to enrich the Forum's activities and outputs. The first Forum examined the reality of violations to freedom of expression, and evaluated the various protection mechanisms of the United Nations and other international organizations. The Forum also discussed the initiative of the Universal Declaration for the Protection of Journalists. It was also an opportunity to fostered a dialogue on partnerships and solidarity between stakeholders to end the impunity from crimes committed against journalists.

Contacts: Hassan Saeed Elmogummer Taha (Email: tahahass@aljazeera.net)

Title: End the Violence and Harassment against Women Journalists

Dates: 2 November 2019

Place: Mogadishu, Somalia

Description: The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) with support from UN Women and the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today commemorated in Mogadishu this year’s International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists under the theme “End the Violence and Harassment against Women Journalists”. Over 50 journalists from the local media were joined by senior officials from the federal government and judiciary to remember murdered journalists and to challenge the impunity enjoyed by armed individuals and groups who threaten, attack, torture and murder journalists in Somalia. During different panels discussions, the participants made concrete recommendations to government to take effective measures to end the practice of violence and harassment against women journalists, ensure accountability and justice for journalists who are victims of human rights violations and abuses and comply with Somalia’s international and continental human rights obligations and commitments.

Contacts: National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) (Email: nusoj@nusoj.org)

Title: South Sudan Media Freedom Symposium, “Building Trust in Media and Countering Disinformation”

Dates: TBC

Place: Juba, South Sudan

Description: Participants will be drawn from various relevant line ministries and arms of government (like the Ministry of Information, the Media Authority, Parliament, the judiciary, the police, Human Rights Commission), academia, journalists, CSOs, a media associations etc. The conference will be made up of presentations/panel discussions by experts on issues related to impunity especially targeted at journalists, issues of journalists safety and protection, a review of the state of media and freedom of expression in South Sudan etc.

Contacts:

Title: Seminar on Freedom of Expression and Safety of Journalists for Judges in Africa

Dates: 28-29 October 2019

Place: Speke Resort and Conference Centre, Wavamunno Road, P. O. Box 446, Kampala, Uganda

Description: A two-day regional seminar will be held in Kampala, Uganda from 28 – 29 October 2019, prior to the 4th African Union Judicial Dialogue which will gather judges and actors from African judiciaries and the AU from 30 October to 1 November 2019. The seminar is co-organized by UNESCO and GIZ, and in partnership with the African Court on Human and People’s Rights, on the occasion of the 2019 edition of the International Day to End Impunity for crimes against journalists (IDEI), taking place every year on 2 November. It will aim at fostering freedom of expression, public access to information and safety of journalists in Africa by reinforcing the capacities and knowledge of judges and other actors of judicial systems on international norms and existing jurisprudence on the continent. The event will also help to foster exchange and relations between the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (African Court) and the regional courts in Africa - ECOWAS Court of Justice and the East African Court of Justice (EACJ) - on these issues.

Contacts: Karin Pluberg (email: karin.pluberg@giz.de) from GIZ ; John Bosco Mayiga (Email: jb.mayiga@unesco.org); Mehdi Benchelah (Email: m.benchelah@unesco.org)

Title: International Journalism week 2019 - "Seen and Unseen Barriers to Media Freedom"

Dates: 14 November 2019

Place: University of Sheffield, 9 Mappin Street, Sheffield S1 4DT, United Kingdom

Description: The Panel organised by the Centre for Freedom of the Media (CFOM) explored the practical limitations to reporting and the dangers of impunity in three contemporary environments – with presentations by Maria Ordzhonikidze of Justice for Journalists (Russia), Dr Sanae Fujita of Essex University’s Human Rights Centre (Japan) and Jon Silverman, Professor of Media and Criminal Justice at University of Bedfordshire (West Africa).The session, moderated by CFOM International Director William Horsley, was organized under the auspices of the UNESCO Chair in Media Freedom, Safety of Journalists and the Issue of impunity in the presence of the Chairholder, Professor Jackie Harrison, who heads the Department of Journalism Studies. The three speakers made presentations describing barriers that materially restrict the ability of journalists to report freely and without fear of reprisals in the widely different environments of the UK, West Africa, Russia and Japan. For a detailed account of the panel discussion, please see this page.

Contacts: Professor Jackie Harrison (Email: j.harrison@sheffield.ac.uk) ; William Horsley (Email: wh@williamhorsley.com)

Title: Workshop for the Operationalization of the National Mechanism for Monitoring and Reporting on Safety of Journalists in Tanzania

Dates: 4-8 November 2019

Place: Arusha, United Republic of Tanzania

Description: The commemoration of IDEI 2019 in the United Republic of Tanzania will be officiated by the Minister of Information, Culture Arts and Sports, Hon. Dr Harrison Mwakyembe, under the theme Keep Truth Alive. The commemoration will see the establishment of a joint working group for monitoring and reporting on safety of journalists in Tanzania. Importantly, a free and open source, locally developed application and dashboard for monitoring and reporting on safety of journalists will also be launched. The training and awareness raising workshop to follow will as well bring together stakeholders in a national consultation to sensitize them on issues around impunity and their impact on democracy and create a widely endorsed road map on developing a monitoring and reporting mechanism on the safety of journalists.

Participating in this meeting, will be, the UNESCO Head of Office and Representative, Tirso Dos Santos and Hon. Mrisho Gambo, the Arusha Regional Commissioner. Other participants include the Ministry of Information, Culture, Arts and Sports, the Directorate of Information Services (MAELEZO), Commission for Human Rights and Good Governance (CHRAGG), Tanzania Police Force, Tanzania Editors Forum, Media Council of Tanzania (MCT), MISA Tanzania, Tanzania Media Women’s Association, Tanzania Broadcasting Corporation and Zanzibar Broadcasting Corporation (public broadcasters for mainland and Zanzibar), Community Media Network of Tanzania, Uhuru Media Group, Mwananchi Communications (private media), Millard Ayo Media (leading online media agency), Tanzania Human Rights Defenders Coalition (THRDC) and regional information officers.

Title: "Dessiner pour ne pas tirer un trait" (Draw so as not to write them off)

Dates: 28 October to 8 November 2019

Place: UN Headquarters, New York

Description: The work of 17 international press cartoonists will compose the exhibition, to honor the memories of Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon. The two French journalists from Radio France Internationale were murdered in Mali on 2 November 2013.

Contacts: Ricardo de Guimaraes Pinto (Email: r.de-guimaraes@unesco.org)

Title: IDEI Zimbabwe 2019 Commemorations

Dates: 1st November 2019, 8.30am-1 pm

Place: UNESCO Regional Office for Southern Africa, Harare, Zimbabwe

Description: Zimbabwe will join the rest of the world to commemorate the 2019 IDEI under the theme, Journalists Security: For Free, Open and Informed Societies. The event will be a half-day stakeholder engagement meeting wherein the issue of crimes against journalists with impunity will be addressed. The meeting will bring together The Ministry of Ministry of Information, Publicity & Broadcasting, the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission, The National Peace and Reconciliation Commission, The Zimbabwe Republic Police, Civil Society Organisations, Zimbabwe Media Commission, the UN System, media stakeholders and organisations that work with journalists.

Contacts: Mrs Ingrid Tagwireyi, CI (Email: i.tagwireyi@unesco.org)