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Facts and Figures on Safety of Journalists

FACTS E FIGURES Journalists must be able to keep the public informed without fearing for their lives. A free and independent press is essential for democracy and rule of law. on S A FETY of JOURNALISTS DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF UNESCO 1) | Freedom of expression is under 2) | A culture of impunity fosters siege depriving societies and 3) | Impunity creates a vicious cycle and CRIMES AGAINST OURNALISTS AND THE ISSUE a climate of fear, apathy and suspicion where individuals are a culture of self-censorship. communities from correct A climate of fear for speaking out information on issues and afraid to talk about the issues blocks the public from the truth and OF IMPUNITY matters at hand that affect their communities has repercussions on the credibility of the judicial system and societies at large ANALYSIS OF KILLINGS OF JOURNALISTS (Period: 2006 -2013) TOTAL ON AVERAGE KILLINGS CONDEMNED BY KILLINGS 593 (DEADLIEST YEARS) THE UNESCO DIRECTOR-GENERAL 1 DEATH PER WEEK 0-0 123 91 KILLINGS (BY YEAR) 70 59 46 77 65 62 123 91 2012 2013 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 REGION LOCAL/FOREIGN TYPE OF MEDIA 244 154 94% 25 ARAB STATES PRINT TELEVISION DEATHS 190 (41%) (26%) EUROPE AND 4% NORTH AMERICA DEATHS 179 32% ASIA AND PACIFIC DEATHS LOCAL FOREIGN 123 41 30% JOURNALISTS CORRESPONDENTS ww 76 RADIO WEB 123 SEX AFRICA (21%) (7%) LATIN AMERICA DEATHS AND THE CARIBBEAN DEATHS 13% 21% WOMEN MEN 94% CROSS-PLATFORM' (5%) IMPUNITY 00000 O= 10 CASES O=SOLVED O =UNSOLVED MORE THAN 9 out of 10 ONLY ARE STILL CASES ARE CASES ONGOING IN 171 CASES (28.8%) 38 out of 593 (6.4% ) CONSIDERED REMAIN VARIOUS STAGES OF JUDICIAL INQUIRY RESOLVED UNSOLVED ARAB STATES EUROPE AND NORTH AMERICA LATIN AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN AFRICA ASIA AND PACIFIC CASES RESOLVED out of 190 (1%) 2. out of 76 (2.6%) 12 out of 179 (6.7%) 10 out of 25 (40%) out of 123 (9.8%) WORLDWIDE GLOBAL TREND Raising Awareness to End Impunity FROM 2006 - 2013 by EUROPE AND NORTH AMERICA: ASIA AND PACIFIC ARAB STATES LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN AFRICA & Tvisually 2006 2013 2006 2009 2013 2006 2012 2006 2013 2006 2012 2013 Designed by Dario Ċ uveljak overall decline after the peak in 2009 sharp increase with a peak in 2012 constant until an increase in 2012 and 2013 overall decline upward trend steDas DIZAJN Share this infographic to raise awareness on journalists safety and the freedom BY NC SA 1 JOURNALISTS WHO WORKED REGULARLY ACROSS DIFFERENT MEDIA INCLUDING: of expression! PRINT/WEB; PRINT/TV; FILM; RADIO/TV; RADIO/PRINT; RADIO/WEB; TV/RADIO; TV/PRINT.

Facts and Figures on Safety of Journalists

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Being a journalist can be dangerous. One journalist is killed a week on average for doing their job of bringing news and information to the public. Many more suffer other kinds of attacks, threats, an...


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