Please find below a Call for Participation in #TrustNeverDies, a campaign that will be launched by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on the occasion of the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists on 2 November:
Every four days, a journalist is murdered, often because he or she denounced corruption, trafficking, political wrongdoing or human rights abuses. Those responsible for these killings are almost never brought to justice.
The campaign Truth Never Dies will be launched by UNESCO on the occasion of the International Day to End Impunity (IDEI) for Crimes against Journalists on 2 November. It urges everyone to spread the work of journalists who were killed and to perpetuate their legacy. Their killings affect the whole society because they prevent free circulation of information and all citizens’ expression of opinions and ideas.
These journalists were killed to silence them. In light of this, it is important to send the message that the truth will not die, by publishing stories of these journalists in the media and demanding that justice be done.
How can you be a partner in the campaign #TruthNeverDies?
You can be a partner by publishing stories on killed journalists on the occasion of IDEI the 2 November. You could choose, for example, an investigation of a killing or an article on a journalist (famous or not widely known) killed in recent years.
We also invite you to publish one of the four visuals that have been prepared for the campaign in the print edition, if applicable, or on the online edition of your media. In order to upload the files in HD with the technical specifications of the visuals for your media, you can send these specifications to the following emails with the name of your media, the country and the language you need:
It is up to us to act and to make journalists’ killers understand that their crimes will not remain unpunished, that other journalists and media will rise when one falls, that millions of citizens will get involved to help uncover the truth.
Feel free, too, on your end to publish stories in the media or on social media using the hashtag #TruthNeverDies.
For more information on the International Day to End Impunity, visit https://en.unesco.org/commemorations/endimpunity.