Director-General condemns murder of journalists Wilguens Louissaint and John Wesley Amady in Haiti
Audrey Azoulay, the Director-General of UNESCO, has denounced the killing of journalists Wilguens Louissaint and John Wesley Amady on the outskirts of the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince on 6 January.
Reports suggest both journalists were reporting on violence in Laboule 12, an area disputed by several gangs, when they were attacked by a criminal gang, fatally shot and their bodies were burned.
Amady was a reporter for Canadian broadcaster Radio Écoute FM while Louissaint worked for online media Télé Patriote and Tambou Verité.
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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