2 November observed as a International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists every year. The day marks by United Nations.
Theme for International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists 2020: Protect Journalists, Protect the Truth
From 2006 to 2019, more than 1,200 journalists have been killed globally. In October 2018, Saudi Arabian author Jamal Khashoggi assassination at İstanbul, Turkey.
Why 2 November?
In 2013, The date 2nd November was chosen to mark the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against journalists to commemorate the assassination of French journalists in Mali.
According to World Press Freedom Index 2020 India dropped to 142 out of 180 countries. Norway holds first rank. South Asia in all was poorly featured. Pakistan dropped 3 places to 145 and China stand at 177.
Press Freedom in India
In India, there have been frequent press violations lately. This is the main reason for India to drop down in ranking. This includes ambushes by political activists, violence against journalists, attacks by criminal groups and corrupt officials. In 2017, The assassination of Journalist Gauri Lankesh (Indian journalist) was condemned in India widely and protests took place in several parts of the country alleging that Government of India failed to protect the journalist.
World Press Freedom Day May 3
United Nations celebrate May 3 as a World Press Freedom Day. World Press Freedom Day is celebrated to remind the governments about the importance of press and press freedom
World Press Freedom Conference
World Press Freedom Conference is conducted by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) every year.
In 2020 it is to be held in December, under the theme, “Strengthening Investigation and Prosecutions to end Impunity for Crimes against Journalists”. Current year 2020, the conference is to be conducted jointly by The Netherlands and UNESCO. It was originally planned in April 2020. But was postponed to December 2020 due to pandemic. 2 November International Day Crimes against Journalists 2 November International Day Crimes against Journalists