Director-General condemns killing of photographer Aye Kyaw in Myanmar
Aye Kyaw, the owner of the Sagaing city Harman Photography studio and a member of the Upper Myanmar Photography Association, documented protests and opposition activities. He was arrested when a police convoy arrived at his house looking for weapons, although none were found. Aye Kyaw died in police custody some ten hours later.
In September 2020, UNESCO released a report on Safety of Journalists Covering Protests – Preserving Freedom of the Press During Times of Civil Unrest, sounding the alarm regarding the global surge in attacks against journalists covering protests.
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
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