In the lead-up to the one-year anniversary of journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder, Agnès Callamard, director of Columbia’s Global Freedom of Expression initiative and a United Nations Special Rapporteur, spoke to Columbia News about the threats journalists face around the world.
Rana Ayyub, an Indian journalist, was working on an in-depth investigation into the mass killings of Muslims during the 2002 Gujarat riots. In 2016, after she published and reported on her findings she became the victim of heavy online harassment. UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial Killings, Agnes Callamard, and UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression, David Kaye, issued a call to the Indian government to take all necessary measures to protect Ayyub against possible attacks and to investigate the threats. #HearTheirStories