Press release

Director-General condemns killing of news journalist Jeff German in the US

UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay has condemned the killing of journalist Jeff German in Las Vegas (Nevada, USA) on 3 September.
I condemn the killing of Jeff German. His death is a blow for press freedom and for all those he served as a reporter over decades. I call on the authorities to investigate this crime to establish its motives and bring its perpetrators to justice.
UNESCO Director-General
Audrey Azoulay UNESCO Director-General

German, a respected veteran news reporter who covered topics such as organized crime and corruption for the Review-Journal, was stabbed fatally in an altercation outside his home.

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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