Truth Never Dies: International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists

In addition to being intriguing or even enjoyable, news has played a significant role in our lives. However, its primary purpose is to provide society with accurate and sufficient information about the situation at hand or any incident. As a result, the value of journalism is brought to a mature level where humanity has the privilege of accurate information concerning what is moving across the world, which will enlighten them and help them make the finest choices regarding their own lifestyles, economies, societies, and administrations. As a result, committed journalists spread over the world armed mankind with the appropriate knowledge.

The International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists is observed annually on November 2nd. The day highlights the low global conviction rate for crimes against journalists. The news has always been the foundation of journalism, yet it has also been essential to inform the public about reality. The journalists experienced severe threats and harassment from all around the world as a result of their investigations and public disclosure of the truth. Because they are risking their lives for reporting the truth, this profession has been one of the hardest and most in-demand jobs in the world.

kristu Jayanti College, Autonomous, Bengaluru has a Department of Media Studies that offers an MA in Journalism & Mass Communication. BA Journalism & English Literature, BA Journalism & Psychology, BA Visual Communication, and BA Journalism & Economics are among the degree programmes offered.

The MA in Journalism and Mass Communication places a strong focus on striking a balance between the theoretical and practical components of these fields. The emphasis of the compulsory curriculum is on defining the journalism competencies needed to prepare students to hone their abilities in a variety of fields. Courses in journalism and mass communication are designed to shape students for careers in journalism, including print and electronic media, as well as related industries including advertising, photography, filmmaking, and corporate communication. These classes provide students with theoretical information and practical experience to introduce them to many areas of the journalism industry.

According to sources, more than 1,200 journalists were executed between 2006 and 2020 while doing their jobs of reporting news and informing the public. This day is extremely essential to observe in India because 2021 has been one of the toughest times for Indian journalists in the previous ten years. The UN has given more attention to the subject of journalists' safety, and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development includes protecting journalists. By providing sufficient training, KJC students are shaped into ambitious journalists who can stand up to society with confidence and audacity. Because the educational system can encourage students to seek careers that are more audacious and forward-thinking. Therefore, it will inspire them to take action and improve society for the better. This specific day serves as a reminder of the value journalists have to society and the necessity to take every precaution to keep them safe.

“I believe that if you are genuine in what you are doing for society, you don't have to bother about anything. This course has always been so passionate and exciting to study almost every day for me as a potential journalism student”, Arathy M.S, second-year MA Mass communication and Journalism student added.

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