Opening hearing

The opening hearing of the Tribunal introduced impunity for the murders of journalists as a systemic problem. The Prosecution heard witnesses and presented evidence on global developments, the role of states, and the impact of impunity on journalists and people’s right to information.

The Permanent People’s Tribunal has released the following statement after the opening hearing of the People’s Tribunal on the Murder of Journalists on 2 November 2021:

The programme of 2 November can be found here: