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Journalists are not enemies, US says at Egypt-led UN debate

US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power attends the 102nd White House Correspondents' Association Dinner in Washington, DC, on April 30, 2016Journalists should not be treated as enemies of the state but rather as allies in fighting terrorism, the US ambassador to the United Nations said Wednesday, in remarks seen as a swipe at Egypt. The 15-member council was holding a special debate on confronting terrorism ideologies chaired by Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, whose country holds the council presidency this month. Egypt’s journalists’ union this month accused the regime of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi of being “at war” with the media after two reporters were accused of incitement.

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