Thursday, May 25, 2006
Indymedia on the UN
The United Nations is proposing a voluntary code of ethics for journalists that would ban interviews with terrorists and discourage press and broadcast reports that generate sympathy for terrorist causes. The code would be part of a U.N. global strategy against terrorism, which member nations began debating in the General Assembly yesterday.Notwithstanding that the code appears to be voluntary, I really don't see the problem with this.
That is, unless you had a problem with generating sympathy for terrorist causes, something of which Indymedia has a history.
Regardless, the UN continues to fail to even have an agreed-upon definition of terrorism (UN Reference) so how this plan will proceed beyond endless talking into viable anti-terrorism activity is beyond me.