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Director-General says killers of journalist Omar Iván Camacho Mascareño in Mexico must be brought to justice

11 April 2019

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The Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, has condemned the killing of sports reporter Omar Iván Camacho Mascareño in the north-western Mexican town of Salvador Alvarado on 24 March.

 “I condemn the killing of Omar Iván Camacho Mascareño,” said the Director-General. “I trust the investigation underway will enable the authorities to bring the perpetrator of this crime to justice.”

 According to media reports, Camacho Mascareño of local radio broadcaster Chavez Radiocast, founder of the Evora Sport Facebook page, was found dead with signs of severe head trauma and injuries indicating that he had been beaten to death.

 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.

 See also: UNESCO condemns the killing of journalists.

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 Media contact: Sylvie Coudray, s.coudray@unesco.org, +33 (0)1 45 68 08 91