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Killing of journalists condemned by UN chief

un chiefThe killing of a senior community radio director and journalist in El Salvador earlier this month, has been condemned by the Director-General of UN Cultural organization, UNESCO.

Nicolás Humberto García was murdered in the town of Tacuba, in western El Salvador, by unknown assailants.

He worked for the radio station Expresa Voces al Aire.

UNESCO chief Irina Bokova said that “acts of violence can never be tolerated” against journalists, adding that targeting them had a “far-reaching effect on society as a whole.”

Ms Bokova also released a statement on Wednesday deploring the killing of the journalist Mohammed al-Yemini, in south-west Yemen.

The freelance cameraman was killed on March 21, while on assignment covering military clashes in the city of Taiz.

She called on all parties to “respect the civilian status of journalists in keeping with the Geneva Conventions.”

SOURCE: Matthew Wells, United Nations.

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