journalists

Killing of journalists ‘outrageous’ and should not be ‘new normal’

The killing of journalists around the world for doing their job is “outrageous” and should not become the “new normal” according to UN Secretary-General António Guterres.

New In Brief 03 September 2018

  • Jailed journalists in Myanmar must be freed ‘immediately’, says UN right chief Bachelet
  • Mediterranean crossings deadlier than ever, new UNHCR report shows
  • Facebook’s definition of terrorism potentially “discriminatory“: UN human rights expert
  • Tsunami tests to go ahead in 24 Indian Ocean nations
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News in Brief 01 August 2018

  • Attacks on Yemen’s water facilities, infrastructure, breach ‘basic laws of war’, says UNICEF
  • FAO seeks urgent humanitarian response to “severely underfunded” crises
  • Bodies of three Russian journalists killed in Central African Republic recovered by UN Mission
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News In Brief 11 July 2018

  • Myanmar: UN experts gravely concerned by court charges against Reuters journalists
  • World Population Day: ‘A matter of human rights’ says UN
  • Climate change proceeds at a ‘relentless pace,’ UN deputy chief tells Security Council
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‘Standing up for our right to truth,’ UN celebrates press freedom

With journalism under increasing attack worldwide, top United Nations officials on Thursday joined a growing chorus of calls for the better protection of media workers.

‘Fake news’ challenges audiences to tell fact from fiction

The emergence of so-called “fake news” has created “competing versions of information and the truth,” a situation which is challenging for audiences across the world; that’s according to a senior journalist who is joining a panel of

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Imprisoned Egyptian photojournalist to receive UN press freedom prize

A photojournalist who has been in jail for nearly five years after being arrested for covering a demonstration in Cairo has been selected to receive this year’s press freedom prize from the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Attacks on women journalists on the rise, online and off – UNESCO

Over the past 15 years there has been “a marked increase” in cyber harassment, making the safety of women journalists a major issue for reportage in today’s digital era, participants highlighted Thursday at a United Nations event.

'Conflicting trends' see journalists under fire as global struggle for media freedom continues

Just because more laws are being passed protecting media freedom across the world, it doesn’t mean that governments will respect them, or allow citizens to use them.

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News in Brief 07 August 2017 (AM)

UN Mission in Colombia ambushed, one police officer injured

The UN Mission in Colombia has confirmed that a team containing UN observers was ambushed over the weekend, while extracting explosives.

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