Juba –November 1, 2021, as South Sudan joins the world in the commemoration of the International Day to end impunity for Crimes against journalists’ due tomorrow, the day is a wakeup call for various countries in the world to protect journalists as they do their work, said National Press club South Sudan (NPC-SS) Chairperson Mr. Bullen Kenyi Yatta on Monday.
“The media plays an important role in the promotion of freedom of expression and access to information as a fundamental right in the legal framework in any democratic Country in the globe”, Said Bullen Kenyi, chair of the NPC -SS.
He further urged for the fair trial of perpetrators who committed crimes against journalists in South Sudan.
The national Press Club South Sudan envision to realize a conducive working environment for journalists in South Sudan and such events will improve good relations in journalism profession and the Media as a channel of disseminating and accessing information
The South Sudan media fraternity of which NPC-SS is part and partial adopted the global theme: “countering threats of violence and crimes against journalists to protect freedom of expression for all” which will be followed by series of activities like key notes speeches on November 2, 2021 and a get together meeting to improve the relations among stakeholders and journalists.
The international day to End Impunity for crimes against journalists was adopted at the 68th session of the United National General assembly in 2013 which proclaimed 2nd November as the “International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists” (IDEI). The resolution urged Member States to implement definite measures aimed at countering impunity so as to create a conducive environment for journalists and other media professionals.