UN Special Rapporteurs address attacks on free press by US President

UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression David Kaye and Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Edison Lanza condemned US President Donald Trump’s attacks on the free press, saying ‘His attacks are strategic, designed to undermine confidence in reporting and raise doubts about verifiable facts’. The experts went on to point out that ‘These attacks run counter to the country’s obligations to respect press freedom and international human rights law’ and to express that ‘We are especially concerned that these attacks increase the risk of journalists being targeted with violence’. As one example, a New York Post article reported ‘Trump keeps up attacks against media: “They can also cause War!“‘