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UN condemns deadly twin bombings in Kabul, killing first-responders, sportsmen, journalists

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemned an attack on a Kabul sports centre on Wednesday, which killed at least 22 people, including first-responders, sportsmen, and two journalists who were covering the initial bombing for a local news agency. Around 75 others were wounded.

Following Lankesh's murder, UN rights experts urge Indian Government to protect free speech

A group of independent human rights experts today called on the Government of India to create a safer environment for independent voices, after Indian journalist and human rights defender Gauri Lankesh was killed earlier this month.

Vital that users verify accuracy before hitting ‘Share’ button, UN meeting on combatting #fakenews told

Amid the increasing proliferation of fake news and the resulting challenges in discerning accurate information from false ones, a United Nations forum today discussed ways to tackle the complex issue as well as equipping the consumers of information with the necessary skills and tools to assess the credibility of any media message and news source.

UNESCO chief condemns killing of Mexican reporter in Chihuahua

The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom today denounced the killing of journalist Miroslava Breach Velducea in the capital of northern Mexican state Chihuahua on 23 March 2017.

One journalist killed every four days in 2016, UN agency finds

More than 100 journalists were killed last year while doing their jobs, according to the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom.

UNESCO condemns murder of journalist in the Philippines

Condemning the murder of Filipino journalist Larry Que on 19 December, the head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom has called on authorities to investigate his death.

UNESCO chief condemns murder of Jordanian writer

The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom today expressed indignation at the killing of Jordanian writer Nahed Hattar.

UNESCO chief condemns deaths of media workers in Brazil and Iraq

The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom has spoken out against the murder of two media workers – Mauricio Campos Rosa, a journalist and newspaper owner in Brazil, and Ali Ghani, a broadcast technician in Iraq.

UNESCO’s head condemns killing of Indian paper’s bureau chief

The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom today condemned the murder of a bureau chief of a domestic daily newspaper in India.

UNESCO chief condemns killing of journalist in Ukraine

The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom today denounced the killing of award-winning journalist Pavel Sheremet and urged the authorities to bring those responsible for the crime to justice.