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UN Blocks Access to Journalist Advocacy Group

The United Nations has rejected a bid from a nonprofit journalist advocacy group that wanted "consultative status," a ranking that would have given them greater access to U.N. meetings. For the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), which works to "defend the right of journalists to report the news without fear of reprisal," the ruling was seen as rebuke from governments that oppose their mission. “It is sad that the U.N., which has taken up the issue of press...

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