Director-General Calls for Investigation into Assassination of Journalist Pamela (Pamika) Montenegro in Mexico

22 February 2018

The Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, has condemned the killing of Pamela (Pamika) Montenegro, a journalist and YouTube satirist, in Acapulco (Mexico) on 5 February.

“I condemn the assassination of Pamela (Pamika),” said the Director-General. “Killing journalists for what they say is an intolerable attack on the fundamental human right of freedom of expression and on citizens’ right to information.”

Ms Montenegro, widely known as La Nana Pelucas, the name of the character she personified in her YouTube channel, published articles on local politics and organized crime in a print magazine she founded, El Sillón. She also ran a satirical YouTube channel, El Sillón TV, in which she interviewed politicians and candidates for elected office, as well as treating cultural subjects and lighter issues.


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See also: UNESCO condemns the killing of journalists.