Statement by Minister of Foreign Affairs on International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists


November 2, 2018 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement:

“As we mark International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists, we solemnly remember all members of the media who were killed just for doing their jobs and all those journalists and their teams who have been threatened, imprisoned or have had other crimes perpetrated against them.  

“This year alone, dozens of journalists have been killed around the world. The recent high-profile case of Jamal Khashoggi is perhaps the most public example, but every one of these deaths is equally tragic.

“Journalists must be allowed to report facts freely and independently. Canada will always demand that those who harass, attack and murder journalists face justice for their actions and that victims have access to appropriate support.”


Adam Austen
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs

Media Relations Office
Global Affairs Canada
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