Press release

Director-General urges for investigation into death of radio journalist Garry Tess in Haiti

The Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, has called on the authorities to investigate the death of Garry Tess, whose body was found in Les Cayes, southen Haiti, on 24 October.
I deplore the death of Garry Tess. I call on the authorities to investigate the causes of Garry Tess’s death and establish its possible relation to his work as a journalist.
UNESCO Director-General
Audrey Azoulay UNESCO Director-General

Garry Tess, the host of the popular Gran Lakou programme on privately-owned Radio Lébon, had been missing since 18 October. He was also a lawyer.

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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