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World Press Freedom Day

Journalists and media workers are crucial to helping us make informed decisions.

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Misinformation and COVID-19

As the world fights the deadly COVID-19 pandemic – the most challenging crisis we have faced since the Second World War – we are also seeing another epidemic -- a dangerous epidem

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UN condemns deadly twin bombings in Kabul, killing first-responders, sportsmen, journalists

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemned an attack on a Kabul sports centre on Wednesday, which killed at least 22 people, including first-responders, sportsmen, and two journalists who were covering the initial bombing for a local news agency. Around 75 others were wounded.

'I wouldn’t be here without UN fund for torture victims'

A Liberian journalist and human rights campaigner who endured months of torture during his country’s civil war says a UN fund for torture victims helps survivors “feel human again.”

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Following Lankesh's murder, UN rights experts urge Indian Government to protect free speech

A group of independent human rights experts today called on the Government of India to create a safer environment for independent voices, after Indian journalist and human rights defender Gauri Lankesh was killed earlier this month.

Vital that users verify accuracy before hitting ‘Share’ button, UN meeting on combatting #fakenews told

Amid the increasing proliferation of fake news and the resulting challenges in discerning accurate information from false ones, a United Nations forum today discussed ways to tackle the complex issue as well as equipping the consumers of information with the necessary skills and tools to assess the credibility of any media message and news source.

UNESCO chief condemns killing of Mexican reporter in Chihuahua

The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom today denounced the killing of journalist Miroslava Breach Velducea in the capital of northern Mexican state Chihuahua on 23 March 2017.

One journalist killed every four days in 2016, UN agency finds

More than 100 journalists were killed last year while doing their jobs, according to the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom.

UNESCO condemns murder of journalist in the Philippines

Condemning the murder of Filipino journalist Larry Que on 19 December, the head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom has called on authorities to investigate his death.

Afghan media “self-censor” due to lack of safety

Media workers in Afghanistan “self-censor” their work due to a lack of safety according to a senior Afghan journalist speaking on the UN’s International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists.

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