August 26th, 2016 10:32 EST
UN Condemns Killing of Journalist in Brazil
The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom has condemned the killing of JoÃ£o Miranda do Carmo, an online journalist in Brazil, and called for an investigation into the incident.
I condemn the murder of JoÃ£o Miranda do Carmo, " Irina Bokova, Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), said in a statement issued on 24 August.
I call on the authorities to investigate this crime and bring its perpetrators to justice so as to protect journalists` ability to continue contributing to informed public debate, " she added.
Mr. do Carmo owned and edited SAD Sem Censura, a local news website. On the evening of 24 July, he was shot his home in the city of Santo AntÃ´nio do Descoberto in the country`s GoiÃ¡s state.
UNESCO`s chief regularly issues statements on the killing of media workers in line with Resolution 29 adopted by UNESCO Member States in 1997, entitled Condemnation of Violence against Journalists. "
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