Director-General urges investigation into the murder of journalist and newspaper owner Mauricio Campos Rosa in Brazil
The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, today condemned the killing of journalist Mauricio Campos Rosa in the municipality of Santa Luzia, in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais.
“I condemn the murder of Mauricio Campos Rosa,” the Director-General said. “I call on the authorities to investigate this crime and bring its perpetrators to justice. Impunity must not be allowed to benefit those who use violence to prevent the media from keeping us informed.”
Mauricio Campos Rosa, who owned and wrote for the local O Grito newspaper, was killed in Santa Luzia on 17 August.
The Director-General of UNESCO issues statements on the killing of media workers in line with Resolution 29 adopted by UNESCO Member States at the Organization’s General Conference of 1997, entitled “Condemnation of Violence against Journalists.” These statements are posted on a dedicated webpage, UNESCO condemns the killing of journalists.
Media contact: Sylvie Coudray, s.coudray(at)unesco.org, +33 (0)1 45 68 42 12
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