Jerusalem24 – Recognizing, the frequencies of impunity especially in crimes against journalists, that the UN general assembly adopted a resolution during its 68th session to proclaim November 2nd, as the international day to end impunity for crimes against journalists.
According to Nuha Bawazeir, Head of UNESCO Ramallah Office, “The urge came because we wanted to shed light and urge member states to implement definite measures countering the present culture of impunity.” November 2nd was chosen after the assassination of the two French journalists in Mali in November 2013.
Looking at the difficulties facing journalism in the region, UNESCO is heading efforts to implement the protection of Freedom of Expression laws and Freedom of Access to Information. “We are an intergovernmental organization, our duty is to raise awareness and to bring these issues to the level of action so that the countries need to be taken” says Bawazeir.
In this episode of Wake Up Palestine, we speak more with Nuha Bawazeir about the International Day to End Impunity For Crimes Against Journalists; as well as the frameworks that UNESCO has been working on with its partners in Palestinian Civil Society.