The International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists is a UN-recognized day observed annually on 2 November.
The day draws attention to the low global conviction rate for violent crimes against journalists and media workers, estimated at only one in every ten cases
As these individuals play a critical role in informing and influencing the public about important social issues, impunity for attacks against them has a particularly damaging impact, limiting public awareness and constructive debate.
On 2 November, organizations and individuals worldwide are encouraged to talk about the unresolved cases in their countries, and write to government and intra-governmental officials to demand action and justice.
This year, Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) will mark the event in Mogadishu with members of the Somali press, civil society and government officials. We attempt to highlight the need for urgently launching investigations into all cases of killings and attacks against journalists in Somalia.
We advocate for a full and transparent probe be launched. We call all journalists and civil society organizations to stand with Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) in making this come to reality