May 12th, 2015 13:37 EST
UN Condemns Murder of Mexican Journalist
While stressing the need to end impunity of crimes against media workers, the head of the United Nations agency charged with promoting press freedom urged today a full inquiry into the killing of journalist Armando SaldaÃ±a Morales in Mexico.
Irina Bokova, Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), denounced the murder and called on the authorities to conduct a thorough investigation " into the incident.
Mr. SaldaÃ±a Morales was the host of a news programme at La Ke Buena 100.9 FM radio station in the town of Tierra Blanca in Veracruz State. He also worked for a number of other media outlets, notably El Mundo de CÃ³rdoba, El Sol de CÃ³rdoba, La CrÃ³nica de Tierra Blanca and Radio Max.
Ms. Bokova underscored, crimes against journalists affect the whole of society and limit our ability as citizens to make informed choices. For this reason, it is essential that such crimes do not go unpunished. "
On 4 May, police found Mr. SaldaÃ±a Morales in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico.
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. "
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