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UNESCO welcomes safe release of two French reporters in Iraq

Stressing the vital role of independent media, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has welcomed the release of two French reporters taken hostage in Iraq four months ago, but at the same time has had to deplore the murder of yet another journalist - in this instance in Gambia.

UNESCO chief welcomes release of jailed Cuban journalist

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), an international defender of press freedom, has welcomed the release from prison of a Cuban journalist after 18 months in detention.

UNESCO and Italy sign pact to handle heritage emergencies

The United Nations cultural agency today signed its first agreement with a Member State to have a ready response team to handle emergencies that might result in damage to any of the world's heritage sites.

Murder of Bangladeshi journalist condemned by UNESCO chief

The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today condemned the murder of a Bangladeshi journalist and voiced concern about the increasing frequency of such killings in the country.

UNESCO chief condemns murder of Dominican Republic journalist

Continuing its campaign to defend press freedom in the face of political or criminal attacks, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today condemned the murder of yet another journalist, a reporter from the Dominican Republic gunned down just after completing a broadcast on a provincial crime wave.

UNESCO chief pleads for release of French journalists abducted in Iraq

The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today issued an urgent plea for the release of two French reporters held hostage in Iraq, vigourously condemning for the second time in a week the “shameful targeting” of journalists in the strife-torn country.

UNESCO chief condemns murders of two more journalists

In his ongoing campaign to protect journalists as an essential pillar of democracy, the rule of law and human rights, the head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has condemned the murder of two more reporters, voicing outrage at the increased targeting of media professionals.

Philippines: UNESCO chief condemns murder of journalist

The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today condemned the assassination of a radio broadcaster in the Philippines, the third journalist killed in the Southeast Asian nation this year, calling it “a crime against society as a whole.”

UNESCO chief 'categorically condemns' murder of US journalist in Moscow

The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization today “categorically condemned” the murder of Paul Klebnikov, chief editor of the Russian edition of Forbes magazine, who was killed last week in Moscow.

Early childhood care lagging in high population countries – UN report

Despite enormous demand, early childhood care and education remains a privilege for young children in most of the world's nine high population countries, according to a report published today by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).