Director-General urges investigation into murder of journalist Luis Alonzo Almendares in Honduras
The Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, has denounced the killing of freelance journalist Luis Alonzo Almendares in the city of Comayagua, in central Honduras.
Luis Alonzo Almendares, a local freelance journalist, was shot by two unidentified individuals riding a motorbike in central Comayagua on 27 September and died in hospital a day later. He was known as the Voice of Comayaguans on his Facebook page where he published critical articles about local issues. Almendares had previously been threatened for his reporting.
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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