UN refuses to accredit taiwanese journalists to cover World Health Organisation meeting

first_img May 18, 2020 Find out more November 20, 2020 Find out more Taiwan: the non-renewal of CTi news channel’s licence does not go against press freedom Organisation Nearly half of UN member countries have obstructed coronavirus coverage June 29, 2020 Find out more News to go further News Follow the news on Taiwan RSF to Taiwanese President: “Taiwan urgently needs media reform to tackle disinformation”center_img Reporters Without Borders has protested at the decision of the UN to refuse accreditation to journalists from Taiwan applying to cover the World Health Organisation (WHO) meeting in Geneva from 22-27 May 2006 and has called on it to reconsider.The WHO justifies its refusal by the fact that Taiwan is not recognised as a member state by the UN General Assembly and that Taiwanese journalists cannot therefore be accredited.“This is an obstruction of press freedom and the right to information. Taiwanese journalists are being made victims of a political measure,” the organisation said.It is the third consecutive year that journalists from Taiwan have been refused accreditation. TaiwanAsia – Pacific May 18, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 UN refuses to accredit taiwanese journalists to cover World Health Organisation meeting News News Receive email alerts TaiwanAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information RSF_en last_img

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