In recognition of World Press Freedom Day, we honored the journalists killed in pursuit of truth.
No one should have to live without the free flow of information and dialogue. No self-proclaimed, unelected government should stand in the way of free speech as a universal right for all people.
Today, we received the worst news imaginable – two journalists from Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty were killed in a horrific and brutal attack in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Since 1992, almost 800 journalists have been murdered for nothing more than simply reporting the news. In nine out of ten of these cases, their killers will go unpunished. This grave failure of justice for our fallen colleagues is a travesty. We must not only honor their memory and their brave legacies but also urge governments around the world to immediately end impunity for those who have committed crimes against journalists.