By Richard Sultan
In a series of events planned in the run up to the International Day to end Impunity for Crimes against Journalists on the 2nd Nov 2021, the Union of Journalists of South Sudan (UJOSS) has launched a campaign to condemn impunity and call on world governments to account for their lack of commitment to bring journalists’ attackers and killers to justice.
In a press release seen by the Juba Echo, the President of UJOSS Patrick Oyet urged all their members to take part in the campaign.
“ We urge all UJOSS members across the country to interview members of the society including lawyers, civil societies, members of the organized forces and government officials, reminding them that a country without a free press is not a democracy and that every single attack against journalists must be duly investigated”, reads part of the release.
Mr. Oyet further said that the day is very important to create awareness because globally , only one out of 10 journalists’ killing is subject to investigation.
“It is an important day. It is acknowledging that impunity remains a global concern for journalists, their families and friends across the world, and that freedom of expression and the public’s right to know will never enjoy full protection until all those who are threatening, harassing and attacking journalists are brought to justice”, he concluded.