Today: Int’l Day to End Impunity

Today is International Day to End Impunity. IFEX, the global network of 88 groups defending free expression, is coordinating events worldwide calling for an end to attacks on journalists and others who speak out. Over the past ten years, more than 500 journalists have been killed, and in 9 of 10 cases their killers have escaped — with impunity. Check out this map to see events scheduled worldwide. The campaign asks you to take five minutes to support five people under threat for speaking out. According to the International Press Institute (IPI), thousands of journalists have been killed for reporting on issues of public interest and social justice, including 97 media workers so far in 2013.

Latin American Investigative Journalism Awards Now Open

Applications are open for the coveted Latin American Investigative Journalism Awards. Organized by the Instituto Prensa y Sociedad (IPYS) and Transparency International, the competition offers US$30,000 in awards, including a grand prize of $15,000. Deadline to apply is June 14. The awards will be presented at the Global Investigative Journalism Conference in Rio this October.