GUWAHATI: UNESCO has condemned the killing of Tripura tv journalist Shantanu Bhowmick, who was once discovered useless underneath mysterious instances on September 20 after he was once coming back from protecting a political conflict.
Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova on Tuesday in a remark issued in Paris advised an investigation into the killing of Bhowmick.
“I condemn the killing of Shantanu Bhowmick,” mentioned Bokova. “I trust the authorities will conduct an investigation into this killing and bring its perpetrators to justice. It is essential that journalists be able to keep us informed of events without fearing for their lives.,” his remark added.
Shantanu Bhowmick, a reporter for cable tv channel Dinraat, was once attacked whilst protecting clashes between supporters of rival political factions. Police discovered the journalist after the violence subsided and took him to clinic the place he was once pronounced useless.
The UNESCO remark mentioned that the Director-General of UNESCO problems statements at the killing of media employees in keeping with Resolution 29 followed through UNESCO Member States on the Organization’s General Conference of 1997, entitled “Condemnation of Violence against Journalists.”
UNESCO has a devoted webpage “UNESCO condemns the killing of journalists” the place those statements are posted.
“Promoting the safety of journalists and combatting impunity for those who attack them are central elements within UNESCO’s support for press freedom on all media platforms. On average, every five days a journalist is killed for bringing information to the public. Attacks on media professionals are often perpetrated in non-conflict situations by organised crime groups, militia, security personnel, and even local police, making local journalists among the most vulnerable. These attacks include murder, abductions, harassment, intimidation, illegal arrest, and arbitrary detention,” the UNESCO states.