Security Council Debates Protection of Journalists in Armed Cnflict
The Security Council held an open debate on the protection of journalists in armed conflict, and was briefed by Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson. In a first for the UN body, it was also briefed by four international journalists: Richard Engel, chief foreign correspondent of NBC News; Kathleen Carroll, Executive Editor and Senior Vice-President of the Associated Press (AP) and Vice-Chair of the board of directors of the Committee to Protect Journalists; Mustafa Haji Abdinur, Somali journalist and radio correspondent currently with the Agence France Presse (AFP); and Ghaith Abdul-Ahad, Iraqi reporter and photojournalist currently with The Guardian.
Guardian reporter and photojournalist Ghaith Abdul-Ahad (right) briefs the Council. On his right is AFP correspondent Mustafa Haji Abdinur.