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UN Catch-Up Dateline Geneva: Clashes and displacement in Yemen’s Marib

In our first show of 2022, the fight goes on for oil-rich Marib in northern Yemen, where the UN’s migration agency IOM is doing its utmost to help all those who’ve been repeatedly displaced by the conflict.

Journalists are under fire, too, UNESCO tells us, while on the COVID front line, the World Health Organization (WHO) has just announced that – for the moment at least – there’s no particular risk associated with holding next month’s Winter Games in Beijing.

And after days of nationwide protest in Kazakhstan, UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet has appealed for calm.


COVID-driven ‘media extinction’: Public service journalism struggling to survive

Media which serves the public interest, not only provides vital information communities need to take informed action, it also dispels misinformation, strengthens democratic accountability and boosts sustainable development.

That’s the view of Sheetal Vyas, Founding Executive Director of International Fund for Public Interest Media, who says that amidst COVID-19, accurate and timely information is also a lifesaving public good.

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Life or death challenges of a major TV broadcast union in the COVID era

How do you keep the cameras rolling as a member of one of the biggest TV broadcast organizations in the world, in the middle of a global health crisis?

That’s been the challenge for Liz Corbin, Head of News at the European Broadcasting Union, a public service provider, whose members' programmes reach more than a billion people in dozens of countries.