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What leaves me speechless is the strength of people to carry on

On Human Rights Day, ‘Don’t give up the fight’

IPI short “My Voice” highlights experiences of humanitarian photojournalist Giles Duley

 

VIENNA, Dec 10, 2014 – Award-winning photojournalist Giles Duley’s call to never give up poignantly illustrates the need to keep fighting to uphold fundamental rights despite challenges, the International Press Institute (IPI) said today as it unveiled a short film featuring Duley to mark Human Rights Day.

Duley’s positive and motivational call comes in the IPI film “My Voice”. The short shows life, the world and the impact of conflict and war through the eyes of the photographer, who despite suffering serious injuries in Afghanistan in 2011 still works actively in conflict areas and uses his camera to tell his stories.

His primary focus: the amazing ability of people to persevere.

IPI’s work on safety of journalists

IPI’s work on journalists’ safety is part of that endeavour. The ongoing effort has seen positive results, including the adoption by the U.N. General Assembly and the U.N. Human Rights Council of resolutions intended to better protect journalists. Moving forward, IPI continues to advocate for further steps to allow journalists to perform their work safely and independently.