France welcomes the unanimous adoption yesterday at the Security Council of resolution 2222 on the safety of journalists.
This text extends resolution 1738 proposed by France in 2006. It defends the freedom of expression, including on the Internet, within the framework of armed conflict as well as outside conflict situations.
While 90% of crimes committed against journalists are not subject to any form of prosecution, the resolution reaffirms the importance of the fight against impunity and underscores the role that the International Criminal Court could play in this respect.
Lastly, it calls on the peacekeeping operations to report to the United Nations on the violence perpetrated against media professionals.