UNESCO’s shocking report on killed journalists in the field – Greek FM Kotzias presents draft resolution with insertions

UNESCO’s shocking report on killed journalists in the field – Greek FM Kotzias presents draft resolution with insertions

The shocking warning that every week two journalists lose their lives in the line of duty all over the world comes from UNESCO in a thoroughly enlightening report on the murder of journalists, which was recently published.

According to the report, during 2012-2016, 530 journalists were murdered. It is noteworthy that Greece’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Kotzias, submitted before the UN, along with other countries, a resolution aiming to protect journalists. The resolution is as follows:

SUBJECT: COHOM CONUN COPOL- UNGA 72 Third Committee- Draft Resolution on “The Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity”

Greece would like to inform partners that, together with Argentina, Austria, Costa Rica, France and Tunisia, will table again the Resolution on “The Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity” at the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly. The initiative builds on the relevant Resolution 70/162 adopted by the General Assembly on 17 December 2015 and the subsequent Secretary General’s Report A/72/290.

With the present draft and its additional notes, Greece invites partners to participate in discussions in New York and looks forward to receiving the same broad support and co-sponsorship as last year…/IBNA

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