Interview with the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Harlem Désir

September 11, 2017/ By Fairpress Mr. Désir was appointed as the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media on 18 July 2017 for a period of three years. His activities, as the OSCE RoFM, include observing media developments as part of an early warning function and helping participating States abide by their commitments to freedom…

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OSCE Representative condemns continued arrests of journalists in Turkey, calls on authorities to restore media pluralism

1, November 2016/ By Diplomatic Inteligence OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović Monday condemned the arrest of the editor-in-chief of the Turkish daily newspaper Cumhuriyet, Murat Sabuncu, and three of its columnists, Güray Öz, Aydın Engin and Kadri Gürsel, the latter is also a member of the board of the International Press…

OSCE official praises Georgia’s progression of media freedom

August 9, 2016/ By Agenda Ge A high official from the Organization for Security and Co-Operation (OSCE) is praising Georgia for the progress it’s recently made in media pluralism and freedom of the press. OSCE envoy on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatovic sent a letter to Georgia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs lauding Georgia’s “substantial…

OSCE Denounces Stigmatization Of Russian Media NGO

20 November 2015 / By Radio Free Europe – Radio Liberty The OSCE’s representative on freedom of the media, Dunja Mijatovic, has deplored the decision of Russian authorities to label the nongovernmental organization Glasnost Defense Foundation (GDF) as a “foreign agent.” In a November 20 statement, Mijatovic said GDF had been “working tirelessly to protect and…

Pressure on media freedom raises concerns: OSCE election monitors

30 October 2015 / By Daily News Media freedom, pluralism and media playing the field for candidates were areas which raised concerns ahead of Turkey’s Nov. 1 elections, according to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe’s (OSCE) election observation leaders, who spoke after their multi-city visit. The OSCE special coordinator for observation of…

OSCE: Media Pluralism Further Endangered in Kazakhstan

26th November 2014 / By Voice of America The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe has condemned as “drastic and disproportionate” an injunction by a court in Kazakhstan effectively shutting down a weekly magazine. The OSCE said Wednesday that the Almaty district court’s order to stop the distribution and publication of the independent magazine…