World Press Freedom Day: The Dangers of Being a Journalist

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Crowdsourcing tool to map World Press Freedom Day celebrations around the world. UNESCO

Collaborative map: World Press Freedom Day celebrations around the world. UNESCO

Join us today in honoring World Press Freedom Day and lend your support to free and independent media around the world. This year, the annual event focuses on the theme of “Safe to Speak: Securing Freedom of Expression in All Media.” As part of that, UNESCO has released an infographic on the dangers of being a journalist in a culture of impunity. Each week, on average, a journalist dies while doing his or her job. Yet, over the past 10 years, only 1 in 10 cases of crimes against journalists, media workers, and online producers has led to a conviction. Join GIJN by supporting World Press Freedom Day — there are events worldwide you can find by checking this collaborative map.

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