Director-General condemns killing of journalist Giorgos Karaivaz in Greece
UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay has welcomed instructions by the Prime Minister of Greece for authorities to investigate the shooting of journalist Giorgos Karaivaz in Athens on 9 April.
Karaivaz was shot by two unidentified gunmen as he was returning home from work. The journalist was a crime reporter for private broadcaster Star TV, a contributor to the newspaper Eleftheros Typos and the founder of news website bloko.gr.
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.