UN called on to investigate any cases of harassment of journalists
Any cases of harassment of journalists by law enforcement or protesters, should be investigated, he said at a briefing the official representative of the UN Secretary General Stefan Dyuzharrik.
Earlier, Russian journalists were attacked by American police while covering protests in Portland. They filmed a report about the riots, which was besieged by the local court. The building housed the Federal law enforcement forces entered the city, despite the dissatisfaction of the local authorities. Both attacked the journalist was with the badges with the inscription "Press".
"I have no details of the incident. But obviously, journalists everywhere should be able to do their job and not be harassed – whether by law enforcement or protesters. Any case of harassment of journalists must be fully investigated," said Dujarric, answering the question about what the UN response to the incident with the Russian journalists.
This is not the first case when the American police actions affect journalists. The thirty-first of may the correspondent of RIA Novosti, Mikhail Turgiev covering the protests in Minneapolis, was attacked by the police - he was sprayed in the face with pepper spray after he produced a press card and identified himself as the employee of the press. Similarly, the police cost with a nearby group of American channel VICE.