(New York, NY) — PEN America today mourned the death of Dutch journalist Peter de Vries, an investigative reporter who was shot in Amsterdam earlier this month. PEN America’s Summer Lopez, senior director of free expression programs, said the following:

“PEN America is deeply saddened by the news of Peter de Vries’s death after his shooting. The murder of a journalist who worked to uncover corruption and abuse should serve to remind us all of the risks that reporters take every day to do their essential work, and it also requires a firm response. We call on the Dutch authorities to act swiftly to bring Peter’s killers to justice.”