Director-General condemns killing of journalists Renato Blanco and Percival Mabasa in the Philippines
Blanco, of Mabinay-based Power 102.1 DYRY RFM, was stabbed to death on his way to work.
Better known as Percy Lapid, Mabasa hosted a programme on DWBL 1242 and was known for his critical perspective on political and social issues.
UNESCO promotes the safety of journalists through global awareness-raising, capacity building and by coordinating the implementation of the UN Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity.
See also: UNESCO observatory of killed journalists