I condemn the killings of broadcasters Renato Blanco and Percival Mabasa. The violent suppression of freedom of expression and media freedom affects society as a whole, which is why I urge the authorities to investigate the motives behind these crimes and ensure that their perpetrators are brought to justice.Audrey Azoulay
Blanco, of Mabinay-based Power 102.1 DYRY RFM, was stabbed to death on his way to work.
Better known as Percy Lapid, Mabasa hosted a programme on DWBL 1242 and was known for his critical perspective on political and social issues.
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