Director-General condemns murder of journalist Orlando Villanueva in Guatemala
Villanueva frequently denounced corruption in local news reports on Noticias del Puerto, a website he owned, and Facebook. He had previously faced threats in connection with his journalism and his house is said to have been raided by police after he reported on police violence in 2021.
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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