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Can WPAN members support IRIN?

March 27, 2014

The UN wants to wind down IRIN, a vital Africa-based news network it established in the wake of the Rwanda genocide. IRIN is highly effective, relying on local journalists and providing award-winning reporting across the global South. Insiders feel that the decision to wind it down is political, as IRIN is an *independent* voice, speaking sometimes uncomfortable truths within the UN bureaucracy. Can WPAN members take up IRIN’s cause? Below is a link to a petition at Avaaz.org (more information on the situation is included at the petition link):

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/Secretary_General_Ban_Kimoon_Save_IRIN_a_UNestablished_awardwinning_Africabased_news_network/

Many thanks,
Francesca Forrest

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  1. March 27, 2014 1:29 pm

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