In ‘post truth’ era, leaders must defend objective, independent media, UN says on Press Freedom Day
NEW YORK,04 MAY 2017 (UN NEWS CENTRE)—– In a “post-truth” world with “fake news” on the rise, and media accountability and credibility falling under question, free, independent and professional journalism has never been more important, the United Nations today said.
“We need leaders to defend a free media. This is crucial to counter prevailing misinformation. And we need everyone to stand for our right to truth,” Secretary-General António Guterres said in a message to mark World Press Freedom Day.