President Klaus Iohannis said Friday in a Twitter post that freedom of expression and information are basic values of democracy and that it is necessary for those who commit crimes against the press to take responsibility."Today we honour the journalists who risk their lives in the name of truth. Freedom of expression and information are the basic values of any democracy that we must protect. We have the responsibility to call to account those who commit crimes against the press," wrote Iohannis.
The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed November 2 as the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists in General Assembly Resolution A/RES/68/163.
The date was chosen in commemoration of the assassination of two French journalists in Mali on November 2, 2013.