This month The "Intercultureality" Human Right Campaign is focused on International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists established on the 2nd of November by the NU Assembly of 18th December 2013.
Today, we would like to introduce the Article 19th of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights:
"Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers. "
The 18th of December 2013 the NU Assembly established the 2nd November as the day of end Impunity:
"Over the past decade, more than 700 journalists have been killed for bringing news and information to the public. Worryingly, only one in ten cases committed against media workers over the past decade has led to a conviction. This impunity emboldens the perpetrators of the crimes and at the same time has a chilling effect on society including journalists themselves. Impunity breeds impunity and feeds into a vicious cycle".
Freedom of opinion finds its greatest expression through the freedom of press. According to 2015 Freedom House researching, the freedom of press has reached its lowest level at that year. Only 13% of world population enjoy it, that is, where coverage of political news is robust, the safety of journalists is guaranteed, state intrusion in media affairs is minimal, and the press is not subject to onerous legal or economic pressures. On the other hand, Forty-one percent of the world’s population has a Partly Free press, and 46 percent live in Not Free media environments.
Among the countries that suffered the largest declines in 2015 were Bangladesh, Turkey, Burundi, France, Serbia, Yemen, Egypt, Macedonia, and Zimbabwe.
The researching establish also a category with the six most dangerous topics for journalists: Organized crime, corruption, environment and land development, religion, disputed sovereignty and Lèse-majesté and beyond.
For more information visit:
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights: http://goo.gl/wB6kQg
The poster below is part of a campaign raised during the international project "IntercultuReality " which involved young people from different EU countries in several activities related to Human Rights and its awareness. Realizing that HR are not well known and recognized as it should, they created different posters based on some of the articles of the Declaration, in order to sensitize more people about Human Rights and the current reality. For the following months, we are going to show these posters to support their campaign.
For more information about the project INTERCULTUREALITY visit the blog http://intercultureality.blogspot.it/
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