Deeply saddened by Daniel Pearls death Annan salutes journalists courage

‘The Secretary-General salutes the courage of Mr. Pearl and his colleagues around the world, and reiterates his long-standing commitment to the right of journalists to carry out their vital work without fearing for their security, freedom or life,’ said a statement released in New York this evening by Mr. Annan’s spokesman. ‘Where that right is threatened, all of us are placed at risk.’Through the statement, the Secretary-General also extended personal condolences to Mr. Pearl’s wife, family, colleagues and all others touched by this loss.

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