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News in Brief 16 October 2018

  • Forced to fork out more for food in conflict zones: World Food Day
  • Children dying ‘every day’ in Yemen: UN agencies
  • Top UN rights official adds voice to call for transparent probe in Saudi journalist’s disappearance
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News in Brief 09 October 2018

  • Calls for probe into disappeared Saudi journalist
  • Colombian nationals held in ‘beyond monstrous’ conditions in Venezuela
  • Rohingya women change refugee camp life for the better
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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.

News In Brief 23 April 2018

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'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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UN Daily News Programme 19 October 2017

Listen to our daily bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, presented by Dianne Penn.

In today’s programme:  An update on international support to Somalia in the wake of this past weekend's deadly bombing; and: Progress on fighting HIV and AIDS in Tanzania.

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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.

News in Brief 3 May 2017 (AM)

Security Council demonstrates “commitment” to UN Mission in Colombia

The UN Security Council has embarked on an official visit to Colombia to “demonstrate its commitment” to the special UN Mission established there in support of the peace process.

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News in Brief 30 March 2017 (PM)

FAO deal promotes sustainable rice production

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