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UNESCO Highlights Impunity at Jamaica Conference

Around the world, the majority of crimes against journalists go unpunished. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is dedicating World Press Freedom Day 2003 to fighting impunity - a worldwide phenomenon shielding perpetrators of crimes against journalists from prosecution.

From 2-3 May, UNESCO is hosting a conference in Kingston, Jamaica, to examine strategies for battling impunity and improving journalists' safety. Prominent media professionals and press-freedom organisations, including IFEX members, will share expertise and knowledge.

The conference will also examine freedom of expression in the context of the World Summit on the Information Society, including opportunities for improving communication via the Internet and challenges facing communities without adequate access to information and communication technologies.

For complete details of the conference, visit UNESCO's special
World Press Freedom Day website.

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