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Unesco condemns TV reporter’s killing in Chad

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BEIJING, May 15, 2019 (Xinhua) -- UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay delivers a speech at the opening ceremony of the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations (150519) at the China National Convention Center in Beijing, capital of China, May 15, 2019. (Xinhua/Ju Huanzong/IANS) by .
UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay

United Nations cultural organisation Unesco chief Audrey Azoulay deplored the killing of television cameraman Obed Nangbatna in Chad last week an attack reportedly staged by Boko Haram jihadists…reports Asian Lite News

BEIJING, May 15, 2019 (Xinhua) -- UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay delivers a speech at the opening ceremony of the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations (150519) at the China National Convention Center in Beijing, capital of China, May 15, 2019. (Xinhua/Ju Huanzong/IANS) by .
UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay

“I condemn the killing of Obed Nangbatna,” she said, urging improved security for reporters who are covering conflicts.

“Journalists covering conflict zones face high risks of injury or death. To improve their safety, it is essential that safety protocols designed for their protection be fully respected,” Azoulay added.

Nangbatna, a reporter for public broadcaster Tele Tchad, was fatally wounded on May 25 when the military convoy he was accompanying hit a landmine. The blast also claimed the lives of four soldiers.