Director-General condemns killing of journalist Brent Renaud in Ukraine
Renaud had worked for a number of American outlets, including HBO, NBC and The New York Times, and had reported from multiple conflict zones. His reporting partner was also shot in the same incident but survived.
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.
Last year, UNESCO published a policy brief on the safety of foreign correspondents to raise attention to the specific risks and threats they face.
See also: UNESCO observatory of killed journalists