Head of UNESCO deplores killing of Colombian journalist

Ms. Vargas, 25, was killed on 10 September in front of the building of La Preferida Estero radio station in Pitalito, Colombia, where she presented a daily news programme. She had also worked for television broadcasters Canal6, TV5 and Nación TV.“A free press and a free society go hand in hand, attacks on the one weaken the other, so I urge the authorities to do everything to investigate this crime and bring those responsible for it to justice,” said UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova. Statements issued by UNESCO on the killing of media workers are posted on a dedicated webpage.

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