World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 


Calls for Investigation into Murder of Ecuadorian Journalist

UNESCO Chief Calls for Investigation into Murder of Ecuadorian Journalist

New York, Apr 19 2013 - The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom today deplored the murder of Ecuadorian journalist Fausto Valdiviezo Moscoso and called for an investigation into the crime.

Mr. Valdiviezo, 52, was shot dead on 11 April by an unidentified man while driving his car in Atarazana, north of the city of Guayaquil.

“[Fausto Valdiviezo’s] tragic death highlights the need to protect media professionals,” said the Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Irina Bokova.

“I am confident that the Ecuadorian authorities will do their utmost to identify the culprits of this crime and bring them to justice. The exercise of freedom of expression is a cornerstone of democracy and the rule of law,” she added.

According to Reporters Without Borders, Mr. Valdiviezo had presented programmes for the television channels Ecuavisa, Sí TV, RTS and TC Televisión for over 30 years.

He was due to start a new programme on Teleamazonas and had survived another shooting attempt one day earlier.

For more details go to UN News Centre at http://www.un.org/news

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
World Headlines

 

Gaza: Palestinian Children In Need Of 'Psycho-Social First Aid'

Gaza: UN Says Over 370,000 Palestinian Children in Need of 'Psycho-Social First Aid' More>>

ALSO:

.

Iraq: Murder Of James Foley

Murder of James Foley Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC August 20, 2014 More>>

Libya:UN Mission Condemns Ongoing Fighting

A resident of Tayuri stands against a bullet-riddled wall of his house, part of which was destroyed during clashes in Libya. Photo: IRIN/Zahra MolooMore>>

ALSO:

.

Iraq:Security Council Approves Sanctions Against Militants

Expressing its “gravest concern” that parts of Iraq and Syria are now under the control of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL.)

.

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
World
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news