Samantha Power calls on UN to protect journalists in conflict zones as Russia portrays itself as victim
The United States urged the United Nations Wednesday “to ensure that people who attack journalists are actually held responsible for their crimes.”
U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power, herself a Pulitzer Prize winning former journalist, systematically laid out challenges in conflict zones and a potential set of recommendations during a Security Council session on protecting journalists.
The debate centered around a resolution stemming from a UN concept note titled, “Protection of journalists in conflict situations” authored by Lithuania, which currently holds the council’s rotating presidency.
Speakers were primarily ambassadors but also included Mariane Pearl, the French journalist and widow of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, who was kidnapped and murdered in Pakistan in 2002. Read more