Director-General condemns killing of television cameraman Yevheniy Sakun in Ukraine
The Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, has denounced the killing of media worker Yevheniy Sakun in Kyiv, Ukraine, on 1 March, in the bomb attack on the Kyiv TV Tower.
Yevheniy Sakun, a cameraman for Kiev Live TV channel, was among the many people killed in the attack on the tower.
UNESCO issued statements on 24 February and 3 March expressing deep concern about developments in Ukraine, including the shelling of the Kyiv TV Tower, and recalling obligations under Resolution 2222 to avoid targeting media professionals, equipment and installations.
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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