United Nations: Screw The Free Press

Would anyone be surprised by the “do as we say not as we do” attitude at the UN? (CNS News)

Reporters covering the United Nations complain that the organization, whose Universal Declaration of Human Rights calls for freedom of the press, has been trying to stifle reporters covering the U.N. itself.

This month, for example, U.N. officials reportedly seized videotapes from journalists who recorded the site of a U.N. helicopter crash in Nepal.

In addition, the group Reporters Without Borders says the U.N. yielded to pressure from certain member countries in refusing to recognize “Freedom of Expression Day.”

Earlier this year, the U.N. threatened to pull the credentials of Inner City Press reporter Matthew Russell Lee after he reported embarrassing stories about the U.N. Development Program (UNDP). Inner City Press also was delisted from Google News for a time, fueling speculation that the U.N. had played a role in that incident.

Critics of the U.N.’s treatment of the press say these are just a few recent examples of U.N. hostility toward, and intimidation of, journalists who ask questions that U.N. officials don’t want to answer.

Hey, if the UN wants to make lots of money from the anthropogenic global warming racket, like they did with the Oil for Food program, they need reporters stifled.

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2 Responses to “United Nations: Screw The Free Press”

  1. steveegg says:

    Governments will be governments, especially when they don’t like allowing the masses to bear the means with which to oppose them.

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