Director-General urges investigation into murder of journalist Givanildo Oliveira in Brazil
The Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, has called for an investigation into the killing of reporter Givanildo Oliveira in Fortaleza, Brazil, on 7 February.
Givanildo Oliveira, also known as ‘Gigi’, was one of the founders of the local news site, PriambuNews. The journalist who had received threats for his reports on local crime was shot dead near his home in the Pirambu neighbourhood of Fortaleza.
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
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