UN/safety of journalists
I welcome the United Nations General Assembly’s adoption of a resolution on the safety of journalists.
It calls on states to prevent acts of violence against journalists, with due regard for their independence, and to combat impunity for the perpetrators of such acts.
At France’s behest, the resolution names 2 November the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists. The date was chosen in tribute to Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon, murdered in Mali on 2 November 2013.
It is our responsibility to do our utmost, in their memory, to ensure that such crimes against the fundamental freedom to inform and be informed do not go unpunished./.
Embassy of France Honors Press Freedom