Symposium on safety of journalists seeks to preserve press freedom

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Journalists in Geneva. UN Photo/Violaine Martin

More than 700 journalists and others who report the news have been killed over the past decade, according to data collected by the UN cultural organization, UNESCO.

The agency is bringing together journalists, broadcasters and media executives from across the world at a symposium this Friday in Paris to advocate for greater safety in the profession.

For Marius Lukosiunas, a Programme Specialist in UNESCO’s Communication and Information Sector, the killing of a journalist is "an ultimate form of censorship."

Dianne Penn asked him about the prospective outcomes of the conference.

Duration: 3'12"

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