The United Nations has demanded that every possible effort be made to ?shed full light? on the death of a French photographer who died during the violence in Tunisia.

Photographer Lucas Mebrouk Dolega died on Monday from a head injury he sustained while covering street protests in Tunis on 14 January, according to press freedom organisation Reporters Without Borders.

Lucas, a photojournalist for the European Pressphoto Agency, was reportedly hit by a police teargas canister.

?National authorities everywhere have a responsibility to ensure that the media can do its job in the most secure conditions possible,? said the head of the UN agency tasked with defending press freedom, Irina Bokova.

?I would urge that every possible effort be made to shed full light on the circumstances of Lucas Mebrouk Dolega?s death,? added Bokova who is director general of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

She added: ?Journalists stand as witnesses to the events and actions that shape our lives and societes. Their work contributes to the development of transparent and accountable decision-making??


Tunisia protests photographer critically injured