UN Endorses Journalism Safety, Investigative Reporting

There’s no shortage of challenges facing investigative journalists. Worldwide, our colleagues are beset by lawsuits, threats, lack of resources, and unsupportive bosses. So it’s good news when important voices like those of the United Nations endorse our work. In the closing months of 2013, the UN passed two important measures in support of both journalist safety and investigative reporting. Journalists should take notice, particularly in places where the rule of law is weak. 

On December 18, the UN General Assembly adopted a Resolution on Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity.