The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed today, 2 November the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists. The date was chosen in commemoration of the assassination of two French journalists in Mali on 2 November 2013. Today a silent protest was held in Windhoek’s city center to raise public awareness of the important role of the media in our society, and how impunity for crimes against journalists directly impacts the rights of citizens to be informed and express themselves. Future Media News, in light of this, spoke with veteran journalist and Chairperson of the NMT, Gwen Lister who said that it is very important for journalists not to become complacent and forget about their colleagues around the world, who are working and living in much more serious circumstances where they are arrested, harassed and even killed.