UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres expressed grief on the killing of Indian photo-journalist Danish Siddiqui in Afghanistan, with the UN mission within the war-torn nation calling for an investigation into his killing in addition to these of different reporters.
“The Secretary General grieves the journalists killed or certainly harassed anyplace on this planet and the case of Danish Siddiqui is one such case,” Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, stated on the each day press briefing on Friday.
He was responding to a query by PTI on the killing of Pulitzer Prize profitable photojournalist Mr Siddiqui, who labored for Reuters information company and was killed in Afghanistan whereas he was masking the fierce combating between Afghan troops and Taliban militants close to a border crossing with Pakistan in Kandahar province.
“This in fact can be an instance of the actual issues that we’re going through in Afghanistan proper now and as I simply identified from the Mission aspect, that is one thing we’re involved about is the rising risk to journalists in Afghanistan as properly “
The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) tweeted that “Media working in #Afghanistan & journalism itself within the nation is beneath rising risk. Our deep condolences to household & buddies of @dansiddiqi. A painful reminder of mounting risks confronted by media in Afghanistan . Authorities should examine this & all killing of reporters.”
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