Safety of Journalists

CPJ is proud to co-sponsor the event “Safety of Journalists: Enhancing implementation, advancing digital security, and protection of journalists’ sources.” The event is scheduled to take place on Thursday, June 16, 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland.

In 2015, UNESCO recorded the murder of 114 journalists. Despite previous HRC resolutions, reinforced by the Security Council and the General Assembly, more needs to be done to prevent these attacks and end impunity.

Join us for a discussion of current efforts to protect journalists at international, regional and national levels, and what the HRC can do to advance the digital security of journalists and the anonymity of their sources.


David Kaye, Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression

Frank La Rue, Assistant Director-General, Communication and Information, UNESCO

Malgozata Pek, Committee of Experts on protection of journalists, Council of Europe

Gayathry Venkiteswaran, Independent expert and former Executive Director of Southeast Asian Press Alliance

Julie Posetti, Journalist (Fairfax Media), Research Fellow (University of Wollongong)


Thomas Hughes, executive director of ARTICLE 19

WHEN: Thursday June 16, 2016, 4 PM – 5 PM

WHERE: Room XXIII, Palais des Nations, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland