press freedom

UNESCO chief deplores killing of television journalist in Afghanistan

The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom today spoke out against the murder of a broadcast journalist in Afghanistan's Helmand province on 4 November.

UN report urges Somalia to ensure freedom of expression as it is critical to political transition

A United Nations report on freedom of expression in Somalia released today describes progress in state-building in Somalia, but shows the very challenging environment that continues to confront journalists, human rights defenders and political leaders, including numerous killings, arrests, intimidation and closure of critical media outlets.

UNESCO chief denounces killing of Iraqi journalist

The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom today condemned the killing of a Kurdistan TV cameraman on 14 August, the second such murder in Iraq in a week, urging measures to improve the safety of journalists in the country.

UNESCO chief condemns killing of two journalists in Guatemala

The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom today urged investigations into the killing of two broadcast journalists in Guatemala.

UNESCO chief urges probe into killing of journalist in Mexico

The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom today called for an investigation into the killing of journalist Zamira Esther Bautista in Ciudad Victoria, the capital of the Mexican state of Tamaulipas.

UNESCO chief denounces killing of journalists in Somalia and Afghanistan

The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom today condemned the killings of a broadcast journalist in Somalia and a photojournalist and his interpreter in Afghanistan, who all lost their lives last Sunday.