Paris, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova condemned on Monday NATO attacks against the facilities of Libyaâ�Ös state-run television on July 30, and lamented the death of three employees.
In anenergetic release issued at the UNESCO headquarter in Paris, Bokova termed unacceptable the military action by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and its allies.
She recalled that the United Nations Education, Science, and Culture Organization is the only UN agency with a mandate to defend freedom of speech and freedom of the press and said that 21 people were wounded in those air raids.
“I condemn the NATO attack against the Al-Jamahiriya television and its facilities. The media and their headquarters should not be target of military actions,” she noted.
The UN Security Council resolution 1738 of 2006 condemns violent actions against journalists and media staff in conflict situations, Bokova said.