Nonviolence Statement on International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists

Coinciding with the international day to end impunity for crimes against journalists on November 2, Nonviolence Incorporation published a statement that reads as follows:

“The United Nations introduced November 2nd as the International Day to Stop Impunity for Crimes against Journalists. Unfortunately, the journalists are being targeted by both terrorist organizations and governments on a daily basis. The Nonviolence Incorporation insists that the world needs to recognize its moral and legal right to provide security and protection for all journalists, regardless of their affiliations and works. Journalism is one great tool to expose corruption and injustice in high levels and this is the reason that more than 1010 journalists have lost their lives during their works, while their killers escape punishments. The inaction by the judiciary systems that fail to persecute these killers will surely lead to more crimes against journalists and as a result, corruption and inequality will find fertile ground to grow. Without a doubt, it is no coincidence that the countries with the highest rates of crimes against journalists suffer from political and economic instability. Therefore, all countries, particularly the countries in the Middle East need to address this issue and provide enough protection and freedom for journalists.”