UNESCO Director-General deplores murder of Algerian journalist and driver
Paris, 17 October - UNESCO Director-General Federico Mayor today deplored the murder of an Algerian journalist and her driver.
Saida Djebaili, a journalist at the Arabic language daily newspaper El Hayat El Arabia, was killed yesterday in Algiers, along with her driver, according to media reports.
“I deplore this barbarous murder of vet another member of the Algerian press corps as well as a media emp1oyee,” Mr Mayor said. “UNESCO will continue to call for an end to this campaign of aggression against those who work to ensure the free flow of information so vital to democracy. I extend my deepest condolences to the families and colleagues of Ms Djebaili and her driver.”