By: Chiang Pei-ling and Emerson Lim
Taipei, May 27 (CNA) The Association of Taiwan Journalists (ATJ) slammed the United Nations for not respecting the rights of Taiwanese media workers after it refused to issue press passes to Taiwanese reporters to cover the ongoing Worth Health Assembly (WHA).
The 72nd session of the WHA is being held in Geneva from May 20 to 28. Taiwan was unable to participate for a third consecutive year due to China’s pressure on the World Health Organization (WHO).
Similarly, Taiwanese journalists who applied to cover the WHA were denied by the U.N.’s Geneva office despite following its requirements and regulations.
In a statement released Monday, the ATJ said Taiwanese journalists, including correspondents of Taiwan’s Central News Agency (CNA) stationed in Europe, were denied access to the press briefings at the Assembly. [FULL STORY]