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UNESCO chief deplores Central Asian attacks on journalists

The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending the freedom of the press today condemned this week's attacks on a journalist reported to have been highly critical of authorities in Kyrgyzstan and a separate suicide bombing in the Peshawar Press Club in the North-West Frontier Province (NWFP) of Pakistan.

Ban names veteran British journalist as new spokesperson

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Martin Nesirky, a veteran journalist from the United Kingdom, as his new spokesperson.

Top UN official calls for probe into murder of Mexican journalist

The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has condemned the murder of Mexican journalist Vladimir Antuna García, and called on authorities to bring the perpetrators to justice.

Iraq: UN agency condemns killing of teenage cameraman

The United Nations agency charged with defending the freedom of the press today deplored the killing of an Iraqi television cameraman who died when a bomb exploded outside his house in the northern city of Kirkuk.

Killing of Nigerian news editor draws condemnation from top UN official

The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom today condemned the recent killing of a Nigerian news editor, and called on authorities to bring the perpetrators to justice.

UNESCO head speaks out against killing of journalist in El Salvador

The head of the United Nations agency tasked with upholding press freedom today condemned the killing of a Franco-Spanish journalist and documentary film-maker in El Salvador.

UN deplores yet another killing of a journalist in Pakistan

The United Nations agency that defends press freedom has condemned yet another murder of a journalist working in north-western Pakistan after an Afghan television reporter known for his criticism of the Taliban was slain there last week.

UNESCO chief alarmed at attacks on journalists in north-west Pakistan

The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom today condemned the recent killing of a television journalist in Pakistan’s North West Frontier Province (NWFP), and urged authorities to ensure the safety of media professionals in the South Asian nation.

UN mission speaks out against murder of Congolese journalist

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today expressed its shock and dismay at the latest assassination of a journalist in the vast African nation’s volatile east.

UNESCO head speaks out against murder of journalist in Russia

The head of the United Nations agency mandated with protecting press freedom today condemned the recent killing of a Dagestani journalist in Russia, calling on authorities to bring those behind the murder to justice.