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Head of UNESCO deplores killing of another Indian journalist

The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom has condemned the killing of Indian journalist, Vikas Ranjan, the third media professional to be murdered in the South Asian country in recent weeks.

UNESCO deplores killings of journalists in India, Mexico and Pakistan

The United Nations agency entrusted with defending press freedom has called on India, Mexico and Pakistan to take greater steps to protect reporters from an increasing number of attacks after the murders of four journalists in the three countries over the past month.

UNESCO chief deplores killing of another Congolese journalist

While adding his voice to the growing chorus of senior United Nations officials condemning last week''s murder of a Congolese journalist, the head of the UN agency tasked with defending press freedom today welcomed the call from Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for a full investigation of the crime.

UNESCO deplores murder of another Thai journalist

The United Nations agency tasked with protecting press freedom today condemned the recent murder of a local newspaper editor in southern Thailand, the second journalist to be killed in the South-East Asian country in less than a month and the fourth this year.

UNESCO chief condemns murder of Nigerian journalist

The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom today deplored the assassination of a senior Nigerian newspaper journalist, who was shot dead last week.

Secretary-General honours slain BBC journalists at new memorial in London

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon paid tribute today to the work of journalists in upholding the freedom of the press at the unveiling of a memorial in London to media professionals killed in the line of work.

UNESCO deplores latest killing of Afghan journalist

The United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom today condemned the recent assassination of an Afghan journalist working in the south of the strife-torn country.

UNESCO chief deplores murder of Pakistani journalist

The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom today condemned the murder of a Pakistani journalist, who was shot dead last week after interviewing a member of the country’s Taliban movement.

UNESCO head deplores killing of Indian journalist

Stressing the importance of media professionals’ safety, the Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today condemned the killing of an Indian journalist who died while covering an incident in Kashmir.

UN unit calls for follow-up on justice in rampant assassinations of journalists

With only 6.7 per cent of journalists’ murders leading to convictions, an arm of the United Nations agency mandated to protect freedom of the press is calling on Governments to report on investigations into attacks on media personnel, which have surged in recent years.