REPORT: UN celebrates press freedom with act of censorship


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Leave it to the United Nations to observe World Press Freedom Day with an act of . . . censorship.

Every May 3 since 1993, the world body has hosted events to support an unfettered Fourth Estate. But this year the UN Alliance of Civilizations “postponed” a panel discussion because one participant, the News Literacy Project, refused to alter a video presentation that singled out specific countries’ abuses — flagging “severe restrictions” on press freedom in Turkey, Egypt and Mexico.

The article goes on to state the following:

At first, an Alliance official asked News Literacy to delete the references to Turkey.

Why protect Turkey, especially? Well, that nation’s dictator, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, was a co-founder of the UN Alliance

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