Committee to Protect Journalists wins UN accreditation

July 25, 2016 8:57 PM

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UNITED NATIONS – The U.N. Economic and Social Council has approved the accreditation of the Committee to Protect Journalists, reversing a committee rejection and giving the group the right to promote press freedom at the Human Rights Council and other United Nations bodies.

In Monday's vote, ECOSOC approved CPJ's application for consultative status — first made in 2012 — by a vote of 40-5 with 6 abstentions.

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