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Secretary-General honours slain BBC journalists at new memorial in London

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon paid tribute today to the work of journalists in upholding the freedom of the press at the unveiling of a memorial in London to media professionals killed in the line of work.

UNESCO deplores latest killing of Afghan journalist

The United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom today condemned the recent assassination of an Afghan journalist working in the south of the strife-torn country.

UNESCO chief deplores murder of Pakistani journalist

The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom today condemned the murder of a Pakistani journalist, who was shot dead last week after interviewing a member of the country’s Taliban movement.

UNESCO head deplores killing of Indian journalist

Stressing the importance of media professionals’ safety, the Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today condemned the killing of an Indian journalist who died while covering an incident in Kashmir.

UN unit calls for follow-up on justice in rampant assassinations of journalists

With only 6.7 per cent of journalists’ murders leading to convictions, an arm of the United Nations agency mandated to protect freedom of the press is calling on Governments to report on investigations into attacks on media personnel, which have surged in recent years.

UNESCO deplores separate killings of two Russian journalists

The head of the United Nations agency mandated to defend freedom of the press and freedom of expression today condemned the separate murders of two Russian journalists over the past week, calling them “heinous crimes.”

UNESCO chief speaks out against murder of Nepalese journalist

The head of the United Nations agency tasked with monitoring press freedom worldwide has condemned the murder of Nepalese journalist Birendra Shah, voicing grave concern about reports of a growing campaign of intimidation of media professionals.

UNESCO chief denounces killing of another Somali journalist

Condemning the murder of a radio journalist in Somalia, the head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today called for urgent measures to halt attacks on media professionals in the country.

UNESCO chief deplores death of Iraqi editor

The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom worldwide today condemned the murder of the Iraqi journalist Filaih Wadi Mijthab, who was kidnapped on 13 June and then executed by his abductors.

Murder of Congolese journalist sparks outrage from UNESCO chief

Condemning the recent murder of Congolese radio journalist Serge Maheshe, the head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today called on authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to ensure that the crime does not go unpunished.