World newspapers condemn Gerry Adams editor ‘at gunpoint’ comment
‘Even a facetious reference to attacking journalists is entirely inappropriate’
Comments by Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams in New York recently about holding an editor at gunpoint have come in for widespread criticism. Photograph: The Irish Times
Bodies representing newspapers and editors across the world have joined organisations such as the National Union of Journalists and the National Newspapers of Ireland in decrying recent comments by Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams about holding an editor at gunpoint.
The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and the World Editors Forum (WEF) today condemned Mr Adams for his remarks at last week’s Friends of Sinn Fein fundraising event in New York.