Killing journalists creates a chilling effect on the search for the truth. It has been so effective that those who stand to gain from it have consciously employed it as a tactic.
Journalists, activists and citizens have fought long and hard for a semblance of justice, yet in more than eight out of 10 cases, the killers go free.
This impunity has serious implications in a world where there is already a global deterioration of press freedom.
A world where journalists have to deal with harassment, libel lawsuits, imprisonment and death threats as occupational hazards. A world that is unsafe for the truth.