The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, today called for an investigation into the murder of freelance journalist Edgar Daniel Esqueda Castro, who was found dead in San Luis Potosí, in Mexico, on 6 October.
“I condemn the assassination of Edgar Daniel Esqueda Castro,” said the Director-General. “I call on the authorities to spare no effort in investigating this crime, which undermines the rights to free expression and information.”
Esqueda Castro was last seen alive on 5 October when unidentified men forced him to leave his home at gun point. He had been a freelance photographer for local media including Metropoli San Luis and Vox Populi and also run a website entitled Infórmate Potosino.
The Director-General of UNESCO issues statements on the killing of media workers in line with Resolution 29 adopted by UNESCO Member States at the Organization’s General Conference of 1997, entitled “Condemnation of Violence against Journalists.” These statements are posted on a dedicated webpage, UNESCO condemns the killing of journalists
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