Director-General urges justice for murder of journalist Rospide Pétion in Haiti


The Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, has condemned and called for an investigation into the killing of radio journalist Rospide Pétion in Haiti on 10 June.

“I condemn the killing of Rospide Pétion,” said the Director-General. “Investigating cases of violence against journalists and bringing their perpetrators to trial is indispensable for the defense of freedom of expression and of the press.”

Rospide Pétion, a journalist for Radio Sin Fin, was killed in Port-au Prince, capital of Haiti, as he was

The journalist who wrote about crime and local politics for the Quintana Roo Hoy newspaper and several online news sites had received threats to his life and had bodyguards assigned to him under Mexico’s Federal Protection Mechanism for Human Rights Defenders and Journalists.

UNESCO promotes the safety of journalists through global awareness-raising, capacity building and a range of actions, notably the UN Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity.

See also: UNESCO condemns the killing of journalists.

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