Saturday, May 19, 2012

Pakistan Violates Freedom of Press

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Director-General Irina Bokova denounced the recent killings of two Pakistani journalists. UNESCO, the UN agency tasked with defending the freedom of press responded to the killings with grave concern. Since 2002, the bodies of twenty-five journalists and media workers have been found tortured and strangled. The government of Pakistan’s continued crackdown on the media within the state continues to alarm the UN and the international community as a whole.

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