Investigation Urged into Death of Rwandan Journalist Ntwali

UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay, has called for a thorough and transparent investigation into the death of journalist John Williams Ntwali on 18 January in the Rwandan capital Kigali.

I deplore the death of John Williams Ntwali. I call on the authorities to initiate an full and transparent investigation into this case to fully account for the circumstances of his death.
Audrey Azoulay
UNESCO’s Director-General

Ntwali, editor of online news site The Chronicle, was killed when the motorcycle he was riding was hit by a car, according to police reports. One of Rwanda’s leading investigative journalists, Ntwali was also the founder of the Pax TV – IREME NEWS YouTube channel.

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

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