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UNESCO chief condemns killing of Somali journalist, calls for justice

The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom today condemned the murder of a Somali journalist and called on local authorities to ensure that those responsible for crimes against media professionals are punished for their deeds.

UNESCO chief speaks out on killing of journalists in Honduras, Uganda

The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom today spoke out against the killing of two journalists, one in Honduras and the other in Uganda.

UNESCO chief denounces murders of two Pakistani journalists

The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom today denounced the murders of two Pakistani journalists and expressed alarm over the continued deteriorating security of journalists in the country.

Killers of Somali journalist must be brought to justice – UNESCO chief

The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today called on authorities in Somalia to bring to justice those responsible for the murder of radio journalist Farhan James Abdulle.

Senior UN official alarmed at recent murders of journalists in Mexico

The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom today voiced alarm and anger over the murders of three Mexican journalists in the state of Veracruz in less than a week.

UN highlights role of press freedom as catalyst for social and political change

United Nations top officials today highlighted the power of press freedom to spark social and political change and to hold governments accountable, stressing that this vital right must be ensured across the world by creating the conditions that allow journalists to perform their work safely.