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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.

UNESCO chief urges probe into killing of Nepali journalist

The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom today deplored the killing a Nepali journalist and called for a full investigation into his death.

Ethiopia’s anti-terrorism laws must not be misused to curb rights – UN

A group of independent United Nations human rights experts today spoke out against the ongoing use of anti-terrorism laws to curb freedom of expression in Ethiopia, where several journalists were recently given prison sentences under such legislation.

Somalia: UN envoy deplores murder of radio station director

The United Nations envoy for Somalia has strongly condemned the recent murder of radio station director Hassan Osman Abdi and called on the authorities to carry out an investigation to bring the perpetrators to justice.

UNESCO chief calls for probe into murder of Thai newspaper owner

The head of the United Nations agency with a mandate to defend freedom of expression and press freedom today condemned the murder of a Thai newspaper owner, editor and political organizer and called for an investigation into his killing.