Director-General calls for investigation into shooting of journalist Ángel Eduardo Gahona in Nicaragua

04 May 2018

The Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, has condemned the killing of television journalist Ángel Eduardo Gahona in the east Nicaraguan town of Bluefields on 21 April, urging an investigation into this crime.

“I condemn the murder of Ángel Eduardo Gahona,” said the Director-General. “I call on the authorities to investigate this killing and bring its perpetrators to trial. It is essential that the authorities do all in their power to enable journalists to bring their contribution to informed public debate without risking life and limb.”

Ángel Eduardo Gahona was shot during the live broadcast of his local television news programme El Meridiano.

UNESCO promotes the safety of journalists through global awareness-raising, capacity-building and a range of actions, notably the UN Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity.
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UNESCO condemns the killing of journalists.

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