Attacks on the Press in 2007 - Snapshots: Taiwan
|Publisher||Committee to Protect Journalists|
|Publication Date||February 2008|
|Cite as||Committee to Protect Journalists, Attacks on the Press in 2007 - Snapshots: Taiwan, February 2008, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/47c56796c.html [accessed 31 August 2014]|
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On June 19, CPJ wrote to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, calling on him to review a U.N. policy that refuses accreditation to journalists from states not recognized by the General Assembly. Journalists from Taiwan, who are most affected by the policy, were excluded from covering the World Health Organization annual assembly on May 14. On June 24, when asked at a U.N. press briefing about CPJ's letter, Michele Montas, a U.N. spokeswoman, said the policy reflected the wishes of the General Assembly.