press freedom

On World Press Freedom Day, UN officials issue call to protect journalists’ safety

United Nations officials today issued a call to action to ensure the safety of journalists in every country, echoing Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon who declared; “When it is safe to speak, the whole world benefits”.

Azerbaijani journalist selected for annual UN press freedom award

An Azerbaijani journalist and human rights activist has been named this year’s winner of the annual United Nations prize that honours those promoting freedom of expression.

UNESCO chief condemns murder of Indian journalist

The head of the United Nations agency tasked with promoting and defending the freedom of the press today condemned the murder of a journalist in India and called on local authorities to undertake a thorough investigation into the killing.

UNESCO chief deplores slayings of another two Brazilian journalists

The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom today condemned the murders of two Brazilian journalists earlier this month and called for thorough investigations of the killings.

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.