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Press release

Director-General urges investigation into murder of broadcaster Jaynard Angeles in the Philippines


UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay has denounced the killing of radio commentator Jaynard Angeles in Tacurong City, in the Philippines province of Sultan Kudarat, on 12 January.

I condemn the murder of Jaynard Angeles. I call on the authorities to investigate this crime and bring its perpetrators to justice.

Audrey Azoulay, UNESCO Director-General

Unidentified gunmen shot Angeles, a broadcaster on local Radyo ni Juan Tacurong, in a car wash facility. He had stepped down from his former position as the radio’s manager to take part in the race to be elected as councilor in the town of Lambayong in the same province.

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.


See also: UNESCO observatory of killed journalists

Media contact: Guilherme Canela de Souza Godoi, g.godoi@unesco.org