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UNESCO chief condemns murder of journalist in the Philippines

The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today called for an investigation into the murder of journalist Elvis Ordaniza in the Philippines earlier this month.

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Yemeni journalist’s death in air strike deplored by UNESCO

Deploring the death of Yemeni journalist Almigdad Mojalli, who was killed by shrapnel in an air strike in Sana’a, the capital, the United Nations agency responsible for defending media freedom today called on all sides in the strife-torn country to ensure the safety of all journalists.

Syrian journalist’s murder denounced by UNESCO chief

The United Nations agency responsible for defending the freedom of the media today denounced the murder of a Syrian journalist from an organization reporting on human rights abuses in the area of the country controlled by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

Head of UNESCO deplores killing of Colombian journalist

The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has denounced the recent killing of Colombian journalist Flor Alba Núñez Vargas.

Killing of Somali media worker draws condemnation from UN official

The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending the freedom of the press today denounced the recent killing of a Somali news editor.

UNESCO chief denounces killing of media workers in Pakistan

The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom today denounced the recent killing of two media workers in Pakistan, and called for an investigation into both cases.

UNESCO chief condemns killing of Philippine journalist, calls for inquiry

The head of the United Nations agency charged with promoting press freedom condemned today the killing of Philippine journalist Cosme Diez Maestrado, who was shot by unknown assailants on 27 August in Ozamiz City in the Philippines.

Ban 'deeply regrets' Egyptian court decision to uphold sentences of Al Jazeera journalists

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed “deep regret' over the decision by the Egyptian court of Cassation to uphold the sentencing of several Al Jazeera journalists and has reiterated his appeal for their cases to be resolved expeditiously and in accordance with the country's international obligations to protect free expression.

UNESCO chief condemns killing of journalist Azerbaijan, calls for investigation

The head of the United Nations agency charged with promoting press freedom condemned today the killing of Azerbaijani journalist Rasim Aliyev, who died in the capital, Baku, on 9 August, asserting that “impunity for crimes against journalists cannot be allowed to take root.”