Director-General condemns killing of journalists José Luis Gamboa Arenas and Margarito Martinez Esquivel in Mexico
UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay has called on Mexican authorities to bring to justice those responsible for the deaths of journalists José Luis Gamboa Arenas in Veracruz between 10 and 15 January and Margarito Martinez Esquivel in Tijuana on 17 January.
Gamboa Arenas, Director of news website Inforegio and who reported on organized crime and corruption, died from knife injuries sustained on 10 January.
Photojournalist Martinez Esquivel, who also covered crime and corruption, was shot dead. He had recently been included in a government programme to protect journalists following threats to his life.
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.
See also: UNESCO observatory of killed journalists
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