The data used in this Monument is drawn from a database of attacks on the press compiled by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). Due to the time needed to verify each new case, it is possible that recent events have not yet been added to the Monument.
It’s been days since a journalist was last murdered because of their job.
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A Safer World For The Truth is an initiative to investigate, document and pursue justice for murdered journalists. By reinvestigating murders and reporting our findings to media, civil society and local authorities.
“This trial was the closest our family have ever come to have our day in court and it has given our family renewed hope, courage and strength to keep fighting.”
- Ahimsa Wickrematunge, daughter of journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge, whose case was heard at the People’s Tribunal on the Murder of Journalists.
“We don’t know how many nightmares we will give to the people that are behind the murder.”
- Faisal Sidddiqi, lawyer of journalist Zubair Mujahid’s family, on the impact of our cold case investigation into his murder.
In eight out of ten cases the murderers of journalists are not convicted for their crimes. Impunity sends the message that murdering journalists goes unpunished, further emboldening the killers and stimulating self-censorship among journalists.
%totalMurdered% journalists have been killed since %firstYear%. For doing their jobs. These are the latest seven – out of an ever-growing number. But none of them is just a number. They were people. They were journalists, and killed because of it. That is why we have built an online monument. To document. To remember. View it here.
Killing the truth is the world’s safest crime. In eight out of ten cases the killers of journalists go free. That is why we have launched our own investigations. To investigate, document and pursue justice.
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