A Day Without News?

February 22nd 2015, marks the two year anniversary of A Day Without News? and three years since the deaths of our colleagues Marie Colvin and Remi Ochlik in Homs, Syria. 

It was their deaths at the hands of the Syrian Authorities that inspired us to launch the campaign to lobby for more support for our colleagues.

We set three objectives and with your support and that of our community we have achieved a great deal in just one year.

We ask you to continue to help us raise awareness and support our goal to end impunity and bring perpetrators to justice.

Register your support here.

Our thanks to our colleagues at CPJ and RSF

Watch the UN Secretary-General's message of support for A Day Without News?.

 

UN Panel on Protection for Journalists in Conflict Zones

‘We all suffer when freedom of information is stifled’ - UK Ambassador to the UN Sir Mark Lyall Grant. 

A number of important issues were raised during a UN panel convened today to discuss the safety of journalists working in conflict zones. The Security Council representative from Australia made the point that most victims of attacks on the press are local journalists, not foreign reporters.  UNESCO’s Irina Bokova reported that more than half of female journalists who responded to a UNESCO survey had experienced sexual harassment while working.

More information from the panel coming soon.