Opening of the Course on Crimes against Journalists


The “International Training Course for Prosecutors on Investigating and Prosecuting Crimes against Journalists and the Protection of Freedom of Expression” opened today in Siracusa at the presence of 22 prosecutors and representatives of training academies coming from Africa, Arab region, Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America.

The opening remarks were delivered by the President of the Siracusa International Institute Jean-François Thony, the President of the International Association of Prosecutors Cheol-Kyu Hwang, and the Chief of the Freedom of Expression and Safety of Journalists Section of UNESCO Guilherme Canela.

The five-day training – organized by the International Association of Prosecutors (IAP) and UNESCO, in partnership with the Siracusa Institute – is being organized to build on the Guidelines for Prosecutors on Cases of Crimes Against Journalists, developed by IAP and UNESCO. Click here for further information.