Director-General Urges Investigation into Death of Journalist Maxim Borodin in Russian Federation

20 April 2018

The Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, today asked the authorities of the Russian Federation to investigate the death of reporter Maxim Borodin on 15 April.

“I call for a thorough and transparent investigation into the death of Maxim Borodin,” said the Director-General. “I trust the authorities will spare no effort in determining the circumstances of his death.”

Maxim Borodin died from injuries sustained in a fall from the balcony of his apartment in Yekaterinburg on 12 April. He was an investigative journalist with the independent news website Novy Den.

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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