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How to combat violence against journalists  

Following the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists on 2 November, MEPs will discuss how to protect them, on Wednesday afternoon.

According to the UN, more than 1,000 journalists have been killed for reporting the news and bringing information to the public in the past twelve years. In 2013, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) declared that 2 November would be the ‘International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists’.

The discussion in the hemicycle in Brussels on Wednesday is expected to take stock of what has been done so far to combat a culture of impunity all over the world, and further measures to be put in place to prevent violent attacks against journalists.

Council and Commission statements

Debate: Wednesday, 13 November