Update February 25, 2015

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United Nations for freedom of expression

Sumel Sarker

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United Nations has said it supports freedom of expression

25 February 2015,Nirapad News: The United Nations has said it supports freedom of expression and the right for newspapers to exist, which is a big part of democracy in any country.

Spokesman for the Secretary-General Stéphane Dujarric said this during a press briefing at the UN Headquarters in New York early on Wednesday while responding to a question about Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s recent remarks.

A questioner at the regular briefing in the UN drew attention to the Prime Minister’s statement saying legal action should be taken against The Star (Daily Star) for publishing a photograph.

In response, Spokesman for the UN Secretary-General, Stéphane Dujarric said, “I don’t have an update for you on that except obviously to say that we support freedom of expression and the right for newspapers to exist, which is a big part of democracy in any country.”

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