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Pacific journalists learn about UNCAC at combating corruption workshop

Over 30 journalists from Fiji, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu recently participated in a two-day workshop on the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) Awareness Training for Pacific Media in Tonga. The training provided insights into the Convention and the work of the UN Pacific Regional Anti-Corruption (UN-PRAC) project. In doing so, the training aimed to build the capacity of selected journalists to prevent, detect and investigate cases of corruption through greater awareness of UNCAC and the media’s role as a non-state actor. Continue reading

Challenges Faced by Media in Covering Israeli-Palestinian Story Focus as International Seminar on Peace in Middle East Opens

The United Nations would spare no effort in supporting the quest for peace in the Middle East, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told participants in a two-day international media seminar today, stressing that a free, pluralistic media was essential in covering both the Israeli-Palestinian story and broader regional dynamics in a fast-paced digital world. Continue reading

2015 Fellowship program for journalists from developing countries

The Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists is now accepting applications from professional journalists from developing countries for its 2015 fellowship program. The application deadline is March 16, 2015. The fellowships are available to radio, television, print and web journalists, age 25 to 35, from developing countries who are interested in coming to New York to report on international affairs during the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly.  The fellowships will begin in early September and extend to late November and will include the cost of travel and accommodations in New York, as well as a per diem allowance. Continue reading

Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on the release of journalist in Egypt

The Secretary-General welcomes the decision of the Egyptian authorities to release the detained journalist Peter Greste. The Secretary-General notes that there are other journalists still detained in Egypt and hopes that their cases will also be resolved shortly.

The Secretary-General again underscores the importance of safeguarding freedom of speech and association in Egypt. He strongly believes that pluralism is key for achieving long-term stability, including the guarantee that all peaceful voices are heard and represented.

The Secretary-General reiterates his continued commitment to supporting the Egyptian people’s struggle for stability, democracy, and prosperity.

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World Press Freedom Day

World Press Freedom Day (3 May) was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in December 1993. It is an opportunity to celebrate the fundamental principles of press freedom; assess the state of press freedom throughout the world; defend the media from attacks on their independence; pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the line of duty.  Continue reading

Journalists to Learn About Housing Rights in Melanesia

More than twenty journalists from Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu will attend a four day workshop that will enhance their skills to produce informed media reports on urbanization and informal settlements. Continue reading