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.