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Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize

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UN and Africa: focus on Somalia and press freedom day

Somalia children facing “triple threat” of drought, disease and displacement: UNICEF

The “triple threat” of drought, disease and displacement is taking a terrible toll on children in Somalia, according to the UN children’s agency, UNICEF. It’s projecting that the number of malnourished children there has risen by 50 per cent since the beginning of the year, to 1.4 million. Dianne Penn has been speaking to Susannah Price, chief of communications for UNICEF Somalia, who is based in Nairobi.


Journalist jailed in Azerbaijan wins press freedom prize

A radio journalist from Azerbaijan is the winner of the 2016 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize.

Khadija Ismaliyova will not be on hand to receive the award when it is presented this Tuesday in Helsinki, Finland, as she is in jail on charges relating to abuse of power and tax evasion.

The UN Human Rights High Commissioner has said that her trial allegedly failed to meet international standards.