4- UN resolutions on safety of journalists, in particular Human Rights Council Resolution5(A/HRC/RES/33/2) on the Safety of Journalists (2016), the UNGA 3rd Committee Resolution 6(A/C.3/72/L.35/Rev.1) on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity (2017), the Universal 7Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the 8Helsinki Final Act, the European Convention on Human Rights and EU Treaties;
10- over the past decade, according to information of Committee to Protect Journalists, more that111337 journalists around the world were murdered for bringing news and information related to 12corruption investigation to the public;
13- in reviewing the facts of persecution within and out the EU, Daphne Caruana Galizia, was blown14up in her car on Malta (2017); activist Nikolai Andrushchenko from Russia was attacked and 15afterwards died (2018) for reporting on issues provocative to the Russian regime, including 16corruption; Slovak journalist Jan Kuciak was shot dead (2018) for investigating probabilistic 17political corruption; Bulgarian journalist Viktoria Marinova was raped and murdered (2018) for 18reporting on the investigation into corruption involving EU funds; Ukrainian activist and civil 19servant Kateryna Gandzyuk, was drenched with acid and died (2018) in hospital;
21 - that journalists and activists are murdered in fight for truth representing anti-corruption news in22violation of international/regional and national provisions on freedom of speech and expression;
23- many of the killings are not investigated and the perpetrators are rarely identified;
25- that journalists and activists have the right to hold opinions and to impart information without26interference by public authority and regardless of frontiers due to international and European 27standards on human rights;
29- the ALDE Party and LYMEC Bureau to lobby within the ALDE Group of the European30Parliament to support the proposal for a regulation on condemning the persecution and torture of 31journalists and activists, as well as to monitor the compliance of EU member countries with the 32provisions of the European Parliament resolution on media pluralism and media freedom in the 33European Union (2017/2209(INI)) of 3 May 2018;
34- its member organizations to bring the topic into discussion in their respective mother parties,35partner organizations and government bodies;
36- the EU institutions to defend the legitimate rights of European citizens and to condemn any37violation of their freedoms.
Attention: This is a preview! The official text is printed in the proposal book for Spring Congress 05. - 07. April 2019.