Director-General calls for the murderers of journalist Elias Mia in Bangladesh to be brought to trial

The Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, has condemned the killing of print journalist Elias Mia in the municipality of Bandar in Bangladesh on 12 October.

Elias Mia, a reporter for the Dainik Bijoy daily newspaper, was fatally stabbed on 12 October while returning to his home in Bandar.

UNESCO promotes the safety of journalists through global awareness-raising, capacity building and a range of actions, notably in the framework of the UN Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity.