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At the UN, These Journalists Aren’t Journalists

This is shameful: The UN still refuses to accredit Taiwanese journalists out of deference to Beijing:

The Paris-based press freedom group Reporters Without Borders renewed its call Tuesday for the United Nations to stop discriminating against Taiwanese journalists, who have again been barred from an annual session of the U.N. General Assembly.

The United Nations has refused for years to issue press accreditation to Taiwanese journalists for the annual meeting on the grounds that Taiwan is not a U.N. member state.
The policy continued for the 63rd session of the General Assembly that opened Sept. 16 in New York.

What really makes this galling is that the UN, while pretending that Taiwanese journalists aren’t journalists, is also pretending that those who work for the state-controlled press in China are journalists. Maddening.