press freedom

Honduras: UNESCO chief deplores slaying of another journalist

The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom today voiced outrage at the murder of a radio journalist in Honduras, where at least 17 reporters have been slain since the start of last year.

UN official condemns killing of journalists in Afghanistan and Brazil

The head of the United Nations agency that defends press freedom today condemned the killing of an Iranian journalist in an attack in neighbouring Afghanistan, and called for better safety for journalists working in the troubled Asian country.

UN forum hears calls for greater protection of journalists

Top United Nations officials today urged better protection of journalists and greater efforts to ensure that those who kill or intimidate them are brought to justice, stressing that freedom of the press is a basic foundation of peace and democracy.

Iraq: UNESCO speaks out after slaying of radio journalist

The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom today condemned the killing of one of the most prominent and outspoken radio journalists in Iraq.

Murder of Dominican journalist sparks condemnation from UNESCO

The United Nations agency tasked with promoting press freedom today deplored the slaying of a print and television journalist in the Dominican Republic who had spoken out against drug trafficking.

UNESCO condemns murders of journalists in Mexico and Brazil

The United Nations agency tasked with defending and promoting press freedom today condemned the murders of journalists in Mexico and Brazil, two Latin American countries where reporters have already been killed this year.

Honduras: UNESCO deplores murders of two journalists

The head of the United Nations agency that works to defend press freedom spoke out today at the recent slayings of another two journalists in Honduras, where at least a dozen reporters have been killed in the past 18 months.

UNESCO deplores killings of journalists in DR Congo, Iraq and Mexico

The United Nations agency tasked with defending and promoting press freedom today voiced outrage at the recent killings of journalists working in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Iraq and Mexico.

UNESCO hails release of two French journalists and their Afghan interpreter

The United Nations agency tasked with upholding press freedom today welcomed the release of two French journalists and their local interpreter who had been held hostage in Afghanistan for 18 months.

UN expert warns of rising governmental restrictions on Internet information flows

An independent United Nations expert on freedom of expression today warned that governments are increasingly restricting the flow of information on the Internet due to its potential to mobilize people to challenge the status quo.