Committee to Protect Journalists report: ‘The Road to Justice’

| November 9, 2015

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The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) published a report, “The Road to Justice,” to mark the first UN-recognized International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists on November 2, and to draw attention to CPJ’s belief that the lack of justice related to the murders of journalists around the world is one of the greatest threats to press freedom today.

The report finds that, while international attention to the issue has grown over the past decade, there has been little progress in bringing down levels of impunity. CPJ says that, to decrease the high rates of targeted violence that journalists routinely face, states must demonstrate far more political willingness to implement international commitments.

The report focuses specifically on impunity in the murders of journalists. It considers only those cases where CPJ could determine with reasonable certainty that a journalist was deliberately targeted in connection to their work.

The report is available in English, French, Arabic, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. You can download the report in English via this link:

Photo: Somali journalist Yusuf Ahmed Abukar, seen here speaking to internally displaced children, was killed by a car bomb in 2014. Credit: Abdukhader Ahmed