Protecting media in fight against terror focus of UN observance of press freedom day

The need to protect world press freedom in the context of the global fight against terrorism was the subject of a probing exchange of views this morning, as high-level United Nations officials and senior representatives of world media met in New York to observe World Press Freedom Day.

In joint message, top UN officials reaffirm importance of press freedom

With journalists facing increasing danger as they cover conflicts around the world, top UN officials have used the occasion of World Press Freedom Day to decry acts of violence against media representatives and reaffirm the vital importance of press freedom for human progress.