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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.