Online media under “significant threat” around the world: UN expert

25 October 2017

Online media outlets face “significant threats” from some governments around the world which are trying to quash dissent by accusing journalists of peddling “fake news”.

That’s one of the concerns voiced on Wednesday by David Kaye, who is the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression.

Many of the Special Rapporteurs – independent experts appointed by the Human Rights Council - are at UN Headquarters this week, to deliver their annual reports to the General Assembly.

Mr Kaye outlined some of the main points in his report to Agnese Pastorino.

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