UNESCO deplores the death of Franco-Swiss journalist Veronique Robert in Iraq

PARIS — The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, denounced today the killing of reporter Veronique Robert, who died on 24 June in France after being injured by an explosive device in Mosul (Iraq).

“I deplore the death of Veronique Robert” said the Director-General. “Violence of any kind is unacceptable, and especially when it is used to silence those who shed light on a society in conflict.”

Veteran journalist, Veronique Robert was assigned to Iraq for the France 2 TV channel’s programme “Envoy? Sp?cial”.She was transferred to a hospital near the French capital after being seriously wounded on 19 June. Two of her colleagues, Stephan Villeneuve and Bakhtyar Haddad, lost their lives during the same attack.

Source: Emirates News Agency