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CPJ Pushes Governments to Track Down Journalist Killers

Report Finds 90% of Murderers Never Brought to Justice
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Governments internationally have not taken "meaningful action" to insure that the murderers of journalists are caught and punished and that inaction does not further embolden the killers.

That is according to a new study by the Committee to Protect Journalists, and despite the increased attention on the murder of journalists. CPJ calls that murder with impugnity one of the greatest threats to press freedom.

"It is crucial that national governments and the United Nations system provide the resources and political support to break the cycle of impunity in the killing of journalists," said Elisabeth Witchel, lead author of the report and consultant on CPJ's Global Campaign Against Impunity, in a statement.

The report, "The Road to Justice: Breaking the Cycle of Impunity in the Killing of Journalists" comes just days before the first UN-recognized "International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists," which is Nov. 2.

It also comes amidst the series of gruesome killings of journalists by ISIS.

Read more at B&C here.

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