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Russia to raise problem of violence against journalists at UN Human Rights Council session

September 05, 2014, 21:25 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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MOSCOW, September 05. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia will raise the issue of violence against journalists in armed conflicts, including in Ukraine, at a forthcoming 27th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Friday.

The session will be held in Geneva on September 8-27, the ministry said. The agenda will include such issues as promotion and protection of human rights, including women’s rights, senior people’s rights, anti-racist efforts, rights of indigenous peoples, the freedom of speech and the freedom of the press.

“The Russian delegation jointly with a group of authors will present an updated draft resolution on promoting human rights through sports and the Olympic ideals and will help organize a number of major topical events on the sidelines of the session,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said. “Apart from that, the Russian delegation will raise the issue of violence against journalists in situations of armed conflicts, including in Ukraine.”

“At the United Nations Human Rights Council, Russia stands for an equal dialogue based on respect to nations’ sovereignty. We have been proceeding from the fact that the existing problems in the area of human rights should be solved by joint efforts and in strict compliance with the principle of constructive cooperation,” the ministry said.

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