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On World Press Freedom Day:Workshop debates safety of journalists.



... AMMAN (Star)--On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day this Thursday, May 3, UNESCO UNESCO: see United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization.
UNESCO
 in full United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
 Jordan and UNESCO Iraq, along with USAID's media implementer, the International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX IREX International Research & Exchanges Board ) are organizing a one-day conference to raise awareness about safety of journalists and impunity of crimes committed against media--this year's WPFD WPFD War Planning Systems (Air Force) Directorate  topics.Under the patronage of the Higher Media Council (HMC HMC Harvey Mudd College (Claremont, CA)
HMC Harborview Medical Center (Seattle, Washington)
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), representatives from local and international press freedom organizations will discuss the legal status of media professionals in conflict zones and the current levels of impunity when it comes to prosecute those responsible for the death of a reporter. The screening of a documentary about journalism in current Iraq and the testimonies of several reporters from Jordanian, Iraqi and western media will help understand the dangers to which media professionals are exposed while working on the ground.Despite the existing prohibitions under international humanitarian law International humanitarian law (IHL), also known as the law of war, the laws and customs of war or the law of armed conflict, is the legal corpus "comprised of the Geneva Conventions and the Hague Conventions, as well as subsequent treaties, case law,  against attacks intentionally directed against media workers in armed conflicts, hundreds of journalists and media staff have been systematically targeted in conflict areas over the past decade. For the fourth consecutive year Iraq has been the world's most dangerous country for the media to work in with 64 fatalities registered, according to the press freedom watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RWB RWB Reporters Without Borders
RWB Red/White/Blue
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RWB Renommierte Weing├╝ter Burgenland
). Worldwide, 2006 has been the bloodiest year for news media with a total of 167 journalists and support staff dead in 37 countries while doing their job or expressing their opinion.With regards to impunity, in the last 15 years, about 85 percent of all journalists' murderers faced neither investigation nor prosecution for their crimes, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists

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Publication:The Star (Amman, Jordan)
Date:May 5, 2007
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