This UN recognized day is observed every year on the 2nd of November. Journalists are an important part of our everyday life. They keep us updated with the happenings that take place in our surroundings and around the globe. They play the main role in influencing and informing the public about the social events and issues that place around us. Freedom of expression has always being a problem especially when it comes to the journalist. They are murdered and threatened on daily basis. Around 90 % of the cases dealing with the assassination and crimes against journalists remain unpunished which is why The United Nation General Assembly passed a resolution A/RES/68/163 in its 68th annual session in 2013 which proclaimed International day to end impunity for crimes against journalist (IDEI) on the 2nd of November every year. The date was chosen in commemoration of the two French journalists, Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon, who were assassinated on 2nd of December 2013 in Mali.
How to observe it?
On this day the member states are encouraged to talk about the unresolved cases regarding impunity for crimes against journalists in their states and demand an action and justice from the government and intra-government officials. On this day, new cases and reports are also shared regarding the impunity for crimes against freedom of speech. Be a part of the day by using Hashtags #EndImpunity and #JournoSafe