UNESCO concerned

KATHMANDU: Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO, today condemned the murder of media entrepreneur Jamim Shah and voiced concern about the threats being issued to journalists across the country.

“I condemn the murder of Jamim Shah,” Bovoka said in a statement.

“Shah was a key player in the development of television in Nepal, which relies on media pluralism to foster free and informed debate. I am also deeply concerned about threats to journalists reporting on his death. I trust that the Nepalese authorities’ investigation into this crime will be successful and that those seeking to intimidate the media will be brought to justice.”