Freedom Of Press: Pakistan Faces Condemnation From UNESCO Chief Over Journalist’s MurderAudrey Azoulay. (via Twitter)

United Nations Culture and Education Organisation (UNESCO) chief Audrey Azoulay has called for an investigation into the killing of television journalist Mirza Waseem Baig in Pakistan's Punjab province last month.

"I condemn the murder of Mirza Waseem Baig. I call on the authorities to investigate this crime and bring its perpetrators to justice.

They need to send a clear message that attacks against journalists will not go unpunished to deter further violence against the media," Azoulay said.

Unidentified assailants shot Baig, a reporter with 92 News Channel television, outside his home on 30 August. The journalist, who had recently reported on the criminal activities of local gangs, died during his transfer to hospital.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

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