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Security Council must pay more attention to attacks on journalists, UN expert warns

With journalists facing frequent and often fatal violence both in conflict zones and stable countries, a United Nations expert today called on international bodies, including the Security Council, to take action against the scourge, warning that impunity is spawning a rising incidence in such attacks.

Condemning murder of Honduran journalist, UNESCO chief urges investigation

The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom today condemned the killing of Juan Carlos Argeñal Medina, who was shot dead in his home in southeastern Honduras.

Recent murders of two Iraqi media workers condemned by UNESCO chief

The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom today voiced grave concern about the safety of journalists in Iraq following the recent murder of two reporters, Adel Mohsen Hussien and Wahdan Al-Hamdani.

Murder of cameraman prompts UN concern for freedom of information in Iraq

The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom expressed alarm today over violent suppression of the media in Iraq, following the killing of news cameraman Alaa Edwar in the northern province of Nineveh.

UNESCO chief denounces murder of Honduran cameraman

The head of the United Nations agency defending press freedom today denounced the murder of Honduran cameraman Manuel Murillo Varela, who was found shot dead last week in the capital city of Tegucigalpa.

UNESCO chief deplores murder of Brazilian radio chief

The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom today denounced the murder of radio manager Cláudio Moleiro de Souza in northern Brazil and called for an investigation.

UN official urges investigation into murder of two Iraqi journalists

The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom today denounced the killing of two Iraqi journalists and called for an immediate investigation into their deaths.

UNESCO chief denounces killing of Colombian radio host

The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom today condemned the recent killing of radio host Édison Alberto Molina in the town of Puerto Berrio in Colombia.

Latest killing raises UN concern about safety of journalists in Guatemala

The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today voiced concern about the safety of journalists in Guatemala following the killing of a veteran radio personality in Zacapa.

Head of UNESCO condemns third murder of Filipino journalist in recent days

The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom today denounced the killing of Mario Sy, the third Filipino journalist gunned down in recent days, and urged a thorough investigation into the killing.