Audrey Azoulay, the Director-General of UNESCO, has called on the authorities of Honduras to bring to justice the murderers of radio journalist Buenaventura Calderón and Maribel Bolian, his wife, both killed in Puerto Lempira, in the east of the country.
“I condemn the murder of Buenaventura Calderón and Maribel Bolian,” said the Director-General. “It is essential that the authorities undertake a thorough investigation to ensure that the culprits are brought to justice and punished for their crimes.”
According to media reports, two unidentified assailants on a motorbike shot Buenaventura Calderón and his wife Maribel Bolian as the two were heading home, killing the journalist and fatally injuring Ms Bolian who died later in hospital.
Buenaventura Calderón was the presenter of daily news broadcast Ecos de Mosquitia on Catholic radio Kupia Kumi 94.9.
UNESCO promotes the safety of journalists through global awareness-raising, capacity building and a range of actions, notably in the framework of the UN Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity.
See also: UNESCO observatory of killed journalists