Mr. Masood Haider
Daily Dawn
Room S-344-A
United Nations, NY 10017

Dear Mr. Haider:

Eric Shawn of Fox News did a story highlighting how the U.N. Correspondents Association (UNCA), which you head, considered a citizen-of-the-world award for Kofi Annan, the U.N. Secretary General, among others. Shawn said this is considered a conflict of interest for your members and we agree with that assessment. After all, you are supposed to be covering Annan objectively, not giving him awards. I realize that you are responding to the wishes of your members, but you should know that this awards process has made UNCA into a laughingstock. UNCA is quickly losing whatever credibility it had.