UNESCO chief condemns murder of Egyptian journalist

The head of the UN agency that defends press freedom has condemned the murder of an Egyptian journalist.

Irina Bokova

Irina Bokova

Ahmed Mohammed Mahmoud who was shot in the head on January 29th while covering the anti-government protests in Egypt died of his wounds six days later.

UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Director-General Irina Bokova says that violence against journalists is an attack on the basic right of freedom of expression and a direct threat to democracy.

Ms. Bokova stresses that media professionals must be able to work in safety in order to nurture free and independent debate.

She urges Egyptian authorities to do all they can to investigate the murder of the journalist and bring the culprits to justice.

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