UNESCO Director-General calls on authorities to shed light on killing of journalist Parag Bhuyan

December 2, 2020: The Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, has called on the Indian authorities to clarify the circumstances surrounding the death of journalist Parag Bhuyan

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December 2, 2020: The Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, has called on the Indian authorities to clarify the circumstances surrounding the death of journalist Parag Bhuyan, who was fatally injured on 11 November in a hit and run car accident in Kakopathar.

The driver who hit the journalist was arrested on the day following the incident.

“I deploy the death Parag Bhuyan,” said the Director- General. “I trust the Indian authorities will ensure a timely investigation to shed light on the circumstances of Parag Bhuyan’s death. No effort should be spared to enable journalists to exercise their profession safety, without let or hindrance.”

In his work, Parag Bhuyan, an experienced journalist of the Pratidin Time group, specialized in issues relating to corruption and local crime.

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.

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