Wednesday, November 23

International Day to End Impunity (Maguindanao Massacre Two Years Later)

Taken from their Facebook Page

The International Freedom of Expression Exchange has designated November 23 as International Day to End Impunity as its main focus is in the Philippines. 

Today (Wednesday) is the second anniversary of the grisly massacre in Ampatuan, Maguindanao.

Justice for the victims

Of the 57 killed, 32 were media workers, making the massacre the worst single attack on the press. (Only 57 bodies were found. The remains of journalist Reynaldo Momay have yet to be found.)

Two years later, this issue has yet to be concluded as its main perpetrators are still at large which precisely why media advocates around the world have unanimously agreed to designate November 23 as the International Day to End Impunity,” said Gayathry Venkiteswaran, executive director of the Bangkok-based Southeast Asian Press Alliance.

Exactly what is Impunity? 

The International Day to End Impunity is a call to action to demand justice for those who have been killed for exercising their right to freedom of expression and shed light on the issue of impunity.

Every day around the world journalists, musicians, artists, politicians, and free expression advocates are being silenced, often with no investigation or consequences to their persecutors.

To know more, you may check about it here, and here.

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