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UNESCO expresses concerns about press freedom worldwide
January 21, 2020

United Nations has expressed concern about press freedom worldwide, despite drop in media casualties in 2019.

According to statement of UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, the number of journalists killed worldwide fell by almost half in 2019, however journalists face ongoing risks and perpetrators enjoy almost total impunity for these crimes.   

The statement declared that attacks on journalists are an attempt to silence critical voices and restrict public access to information.

NNR/ Ahsan