Now it is up to all those who care to make the UN Plan of Action work

‘Now it is up to UN agencies, civil society, media professionals and, most importantly, the numerous states that have endorsed the UN Human Rights Council resolution on the safety of journalists, to actively show their commitment to this important cause.’

This joint article by Austria’s foreign minister Michael Spindelegger and Alison Bethel McKenzie, executive director of the International Press Institute, on the UN’s ambitious plan  to counter the alarming increase in journalists’ killings in 2012, was syndicated in the New Zealand Herald and other newspapers.

More coverage:


IFEX (International Freedom of Expression Exchange) “In Context” article by William Horsley  Why It Matters: UN Action Plan on journalists’ safety and impunity

International News Safety Institute

Committee to Protect Journalists


Colombo Telegraph

Dawn Newspaper

The Guardian

Society of Editors 

University of Sheffield Department of Journalism Studies

Journalism Pakistan

Human Rights House Network