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Ending Impunity: How to improve safety for journalists at risk and deliver justice for crimes against them

On 25th of March 2019, the Foreign Policy Centre and the Justice for Journalists Foundation hosted an event titled ‘Ending Impunity: How to improve safety for journalists at risk and deliver justice for crimes against them’ to examine the safety risks faced by journalists searching for the truth against powerful interests. The event focused on what steps can be taken to help prevent attacks on journalists, increase their security and find ways to deter those who would wish to stop their work through violent means. Speakers were: Maria Ordzhonikidze, Director of Justice for Journalists Foundation, Rebecca Vincent, UK Director of Reporters Without Borders and FPC Research Fellow, Lord George Foulkes, Council of Europe General Rapporteur on media freedom and the safety of journalists and Professor Philip Leach, Director, European Human Rights Advocacy Centre. The event was chaired by Rt Hon John Whittingdale MP, former Culture Secretary and FPC Political Council Member.