Impunity endangers our right to know
Frank La Rue
*)UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information
OVER the past decade, more than 800 journalists have been killed in the line of duty, and only eight percent of these cases have been resolved. These are the official figures of the director-general of UNESCO, an organization of 195 Member States.
The 92 percent unresolved cases tells the public that free expression is not…
Two weeks have passed, and the cargo ship MV Ever Judger has not left the waters of Balikpapan Bay in East Kalimantan. This ship, which sails under the flag of Panama, should have set sail on March 30, leaving Balikpapan with a cargo of 74,000 tons of coal, headed for Lumut, Perak, Malaysia. The captain had been authorized to leave by the port authority.