#TruthNeverDies: ‘Killing a journalist does not kill the truth’


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#TruthNeverDies: ‘Killing a journalist does not kill the truth’
Media from around the world take part in a global campaign calling for the end of impunity against journalist

Photo courtesy of UNESCO

MANILA, Philippines – Journalists all over the world are still being killed while doing their job. As the world marks the International Day to End Impunity for crimes against journalists on Friday, November 2, different media groups speak up to commemorate the lives that were lost in the name of journalism.  

According to the 2018 Global Impunity Index, the Philippines ranks 5th among countries where murderers of journalists are left unprosecuted. The country has remained on the impunity list for 11 years, with some 40 unsolved cases. But this is not just a local phenomenon. 

“Journalists around the world continue to be threatened by ever-more brazen attempts to malign and distort truth – by the very powers designed to safeguard and protect,” said Andrew Heslop, Director of Press Freedom at the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), recalling the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post contributor and critic of Saudi policies; the death of Daphne Caruana Galizia, a Maltese anti-corruption journalist; and the tolerance of US President Donald Trump of media attacks such as when a US congressman assaulted a reporter.

With this, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) led a global campaign called #TruthNeverDies to commemorate the importance of safeguarding journalists as much as the stories they need to tell. 

Journalists and media groups from all over the world participated on the campaign. Here are a few: 
















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