Over the past decade, more than 700 journalists have been killed for bringing news and information to the public. However, only one in ten cases committed against media workers during that same time has led to a conviction. This impunity emboldens the perpetrators of the crimes and at the same time has a chilling effect on society including journalists themselves. The National Writers Union represents the International Federation of Journalists at the United Nations in New York to help raise awareness of this urgent issue.
IFJ Safety Fund
The IFJ Safety Fund is an integral part of the IFJ Safety Programme which includes casework, protests, campaigns, provision of information and production of various publications.
As the Safety Fund provides immediate financial relief to a particular journalist, the Safety Programme strives all year round to highlight and improve the plight of all journalists.
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Watch this video produced by the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists, dedicated to all the journalists who have faced threats or torture while conducting their professional duties:
Hear NWU President Larry Goldbetter speak at International Media Conference:
Watch a clip from the NWU’s 2015 World Press Freedom Day Event in New York