Practice Relating to Rule 34. Journalists
In 2006, in a UN Security Council meeting on the protection of civilians in armed conflict, the permanent representative of Greece stated:
To this one should also add the deliberate attacks against journalists and media staff in situations of armed conflict. The number of casualties against this category of civilians has considerably increased during the past years. Such attacks aim at interfering with the free flow of information and its dissemination, which is crucial for the protection of civilians and important component in every democratic society.
Journalists are entitled to the protection afforded to them by the relevant provisions of international humanitarian law and States and non-state actors should respect this law.