New York, September 22, 2023—On September 29, 2023, A Safer World For The Truth coalition will release, “Impunity in Europe: the uninvestigated murder of Greek journalist Sokratis Giolias,” a report highlighting a pattern of inaction by Greek authorities in the investigation of murdered journalists.
Investigative journalists Sokratis Giolias and Giorgios Karaivaz were murdered in the Greek capital, Athens, in 2010 and 2021 respectively. Both cases remain unsolved today, joining a global trend of continuing impunity for the killing of members of the press.
A Safer World for the Truth is an initiative between press freedom organizations Free Press Unlimited, Committee to Protect Journalists, and Reporters Without Borders to pursue justice for murdered journalists.
The report includes findings about the investigative failures of Greek authorities and their impact on press freedom. It offers recommendations for Greece to independently review the two murder cases and its investigative practices when crimes have been committed against journalists.
WHAT: Impunity in Europe: the uninvestigated murder of Greek journalist Sokratis Giolias, A Safer World For The Truth report on Greek authorities’ failure to investigate journalist murders
WHEN: September 29, 2023, 7 a.m. EDT / 1 p.m. CET / 2 p.m. EEST
WHERE: Press conference, International Journalism Forum, 260 Peiraios Street, Athens
The Committee to Protect Journalists is an independent, nonprofit organization that promotes press freedom worldwide.
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