Muscat: The Omani Journalists Association (OJA) called for the creation of an international charter to protect journalists in the world.
"The Omani Journalists Association demanded that the killers of journalists be brought to trial, and that journalists be given the necessary protection to carry out their duty to report the truth without pressure or threats. It also called for the need to find an international charter to protect journalists in the world, especially in Palestine, Yemen and all areas of conflict in the Arab world and the world," OJA said in a statement.
The association affirmed its support for all efforts that enhance the effectiveness of the international response to violations against journalists and media professionals in the world. This came during its participation in the meeting of the international federation of journalists convention on the safety of journalists and media professionals in the world at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva, which was organised by the International Federation of Journalists last Friday.
The International Federation of Journalists announced in a statement to the Human Rights Council presented by Dominique Pradalie, President of the Executive Office of the International Federation of Journalists: “The Federation, with its expertise and global visions, will work hard to adopt a binding international structure for the safety of journalists, including a specific executive mechanism capable of enhancing the effectiveness of the international response to violations against journalists.”
She indicated that the initiative launched by the Federation would make the safety of journalists and the right of every individual to obtain information a clear priority for the international community.