Director-General of UNESCO condemns murder of journalist Sunil Tiwari in India’s state of Madhya Pradesh

The Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, has denounced the killing of freelance print journalist Sunil Tiwari in central India.

Some two months before his murder by unidentified assailants on 22 July, Tiwari, a contributor to newspaper Nai Duniya, published a video on social media in which he claimed to have received threats in connection with his reporting.

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.

 

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