News Media Canada is a proud supporter of Reporters Without Borders #ProtectJournalists campaign, calling for the creation of a United Nations Special Representative for the Safety of Journalists.
At least 66 journalists and media workers have been killed since the start of 2017
. Despite many UN resolutions, at least 780 journalists and media workers have been killed in connection with their work in the past decade. Only a special representative reporting directly to the UN secretary-general would be able to act quickly and would have sufficient political weight to coordinate all of the UN’s efforts and bring about a real change on the ground.
Launched by RSF in 2015, the #ProtectJournalists campaign is supported by more than 130 media outlets, NGOs and labor unions.
More information on the #ProtectJournalists campaign is available here.