About 'A Safer World For The Truth'

A Safer World for the Truth works towards the pursuit of justice for crimes committed against journalists. The project consists of a series of investigations of cases where a journalist was murdered for doing their job. Through these investigations, new facts and information around the killings will be revealed, paving the way for pursuing justice at The People's Tribunal on the Murder of Journalists in The Hague.

A Safer World for the Truth is an initiative of Free Press Unlimited, the Committee to Protect Journalists and Reporters without Borders. The project is funded by the Dutch Postcode Lottery (Nationale Postcode Loterij).

Why 'A Safer World For The Truth'?

Every week a journalist is killed. Killing the truth is the world’s safest crime – in eight out of ten cases the killers go free.

In 2019, there were no perpetrators successfully prosecuted in 86% of the cases. Journalists all around the world are harassed, arrested, kidnapped and murdered for doing their job: for finding the truth. Fueled by a lack of political will and poor institutional capacity, this deadly trend has held steady for the past ten years. It must end. That is why Free Press Unlimited (FPU), Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and Reporters Without Borders (RSF) are joining forces. To investigate. To document. To pursue justice. And create a safer world for the truth.

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.

We have chosen to include the names of all journalists murdered in relation to their work, including those killed while on dangerous assignments and in crossfire. They all deserve to be remembered.

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