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U.N. urged not to block journalists from Taiwan

聯合國呼籲 莫使台灣記者採訪受阻

U.N. urged not to block journalists from Taiwan

The Association of European Journalists adopted a resolution Sunday calling for the United Nations to stop preventing Taiwan journalists from covering the news at U.N. institutions, particularly the activities of the World Health Organization.

歐洲記者協會於週日通過一項決議,呼籲聯合國不要阻止台灣記者採訪聯合國組織的新聞,特別是世界衛生組織的活動。

The association passed the resolution in its 44th General Assembly and Congress which is being held in Patras, Greece December 1-5.

協會於十二月一到五號在希臘巴特拉斯舉行的第四十四屆會員大會上,通過此決議案。

In the resolution, the association said that the U.N. authorities handling media affairs have no right to arbitrarily treat different media organizations differently or to decide which media organizations are allowed to cover U.N. institutions’ activities.

協會於決議案中表示聯合國新聞單位無權專橫地對不同媒體實施差別待遇,或是決定媒體是否能夠採訪聯合國組織活動的新聞。

“Adopting discriminating measures goes against the U.N.'s principle of protecting freedom of the press,”the resolution says.

決議案提到:“採取差別待遇有違聯合國維護新聞自由的原則。”

The association, which was founded in 1961 and which consists of 22 national sections each separately established in different countries in Europe, also said in the resolution it was shocked that Taiwanese journalists were refused permission by the U.N. to cover last year's annual meeting of the World Health Assembly, the highest decision-making body of the WHO.

協會(成立於1961年,有二十二個國家分部,分別設立於歐洲不同國家。)在決議案中,對於台灣記者去年採訪世界衛生大會(世界衛生組織最高決策單位)被拒,感到震驚。

Stressing that the European Union has never taken a prejudiced stance in its treatment of professional journalists, the association urged the leading international organization not to adopt a double-standard in issuing press cards.

協會強調歐盟從不對專業新聞從業人員持任何偏頗立場,並呼籲聯合國不應對核發採訪證持雙重標準。


Updated : 2021-05-15 11:03 GMT+08:00