The difficult life for journalists in developing countries should cause us to pause and reflect, and offer our support:
Another harrowing week for journalists, according to IFEX alerts. Some of the recent stories: a Pakistani journalist was killed at a checkpoint – even though his car was clearly marked “press”. A man who murdered an Argentine photographer in 1997 and was sentenced to life imprisonment was freed, while a Burmese blogger who criticised the military junta got 20 years in jail.
International Press Institute’s (IPI) newly launched Justice Denied Campaign seeks to change this reality. It highlights stories of impunity and the imprisonment of journalists worldwide, ensuring that these stories remain visible, particularly among key decision-makers.