Director-General urges authorities to shed light on killing of journalist Pedro Alfonso Guadrón Hernández in Guatemala
UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay has condemned the killing of online journalist Pedro Alfonso Guadrón Hernández in the town of Concepción Las Minas, in the south of Guatemala on 30 July.
The journalist, whose local news reports on his Facebook page, Concepción Las Minas Mi Tierra, covered issues including corruption, drug trafficking, and protests against the government. Guadrón Hernández was shot outside his home and died shortly after in hospital. He had previously reported receiving threats to his life.
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.