Mr Guterres made these remarks on Sunday during the commemoration of the International Day to End Impunity against Journalists. He said when journalists were targeted, societies as a whole paid the price, adding that without the ability to protect journalists, the society’s ability to remain informed and contribute to decision-making was severely hampered.
He said attacks on journalists and media workers, as well as incidents that make their work much harder, such as threats of prosecution, arrests, imprisonment and denial of information were rising rapidly.
When journalists are targeted society pays - Guterres
Nov. 4, 2019 1 min read
MASERU - The United Nations (UN) secretary general António Guterres says without journalists being able to do their jobs in safety, the society faces the prospect of a world of confusion and disinformation.