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UN / EGYPT SENTENCES

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and UN human rights chief  Navi Pillay expressed “shock” and  "deep concern" over recent court decisions in Egypt, including confirmation of 183 death sentences as well as heavy jail sentences for three Al Jazeera journalists and 11 other defendants who were tried in absentia.  UNIFEED-UNTV

23 Jun 2014 | Read More »

UN / COMMITTEE TO PROTECT JOURNALISTS

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) presented their annual report "Attacks on the Press – 2014 edition", which indicates that 70  journalists were killed and  211 were imprisoned  during 2013. The figures are near record levels. UNTV

12 Feb 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / MEDIA LAW

Since 2007, many Somali journalists have been targeted and killed because of their profession. Last year alone, there were 18 reported targeted murders and assassinations of media workers across the country. The Somali government is now drafting a bill that will provide industry standards and journalistic ethics as well as a level of legal protection [...]

15 Oct 2013 | Read More »

UN / PROTECTION OF JOURNALISTS

The Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Jan Eliasson, today (17 July) told the Security Council that "every time a journalist is killed by extremists, drug cartels or even government forces, there is one voice less to speak on behalf of the victims of conflict, crime and human rights abuses." UNTV

17 Jul 2013 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / FREEDOM OF PRESS

As the world marks the World Press Freedom Day today, the media in South Sudancontinues to struggle, radio being the main source of information for the country's citizens. UNMISS

3 May 2013 | Read More »

UN / FREEDOM OF PRESS

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today commemorated World Press Freedom Day at the United Nations Headquarters. UNTV 

2 May 2013 | Read More »

 

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