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Attacks on Journalists are Attacks Against Freedom of Opinion and Democracy

Published: November 26, 2015; 19:30 · (Vindobona)

The UN-General Assembly adopts a resolution on the safety of journalists co-sponsored by Austria. Minister for Foreign Affairs, Sebastian Kurz declared on the occasion of the adoption of the Resolution on “The Safety of Journalists” by the 3rd Committee of the UN-General Assembly, the International Day to End Impunity: “Attacks against journalists silence important voices in society and thus impede the freedom of opinion."

Kurz: Attacks on Journalists are Attacks Against Freedom of Opinion and Democracy / Picture: © Flickr / The Austrian Foreign Ministry

"Thereby they are a danger for democracy. The international community must keep up the pressure towards ending the wide-ranging impunity for such attacks. As long as perpetrators do not have to face consequences these attacks will continue to be repeated.”

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