World Health Assembly

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Central News Agency journalists Judy Tseng and Tien Hsi-ju were denied press accreditation to cover the World Health Assembly underway at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. (Photo: Reuters/Denis Balibouse)

UN asks Taiwanese journalists for Chinese passports to attend WHO assembly

Taipei, May 22, 2024 – The World Health Organization should allow all journalists to cover the organization’s annual decision-making meeting, the World Health Assembly, and issue press accreditation to Taiwanese media outlets, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Wednesday. On May 9 and 10, after submitting a request for press accreditation to cover the World…

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World Health Organization denies entry to 2 Taiwanese journalists

Taipei, May 23, 2023—The World Health Organization should ensure that all journalists can freely cover the organization’s annual gathering and should not allow the press accreditation process to be used as a political tool, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Tuesday. On Monday, May 22, United Nations officials pulled reporters Judy Tseng and Tien Hsi-ju…

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World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus delivers a speech at the World Health Assembly, an annual meeting with health representatives, on May 21, 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland. The World Health Organization blocked Taiwanese media outlets from attending the assembly. (Fabrice Coffrini/AFP)

World Health Organization blocks Taiwanese outlets from attending annual assembly

Taipei, May 25, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply troubled by the World Health Organization’s decision to deny Taiwanese media outlets press accreditation to its annual decision-making function, the World Health Assembly, which started on May 21.

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