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VIENNA, 2 July 2020 – The press is in danger in too many places in the OSCE region, said OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Harlem Désir, as he presented his biannual report to the OSCE Permanent Council in Vienna today. The COVID-19 pandemic has only aggravated this situation, as it amplified existing trends …

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Journalists and camera operators were also among those targeted during the police’s actions near the NSS building. They were doing reports about Prosperous Armenia leader Gagik Tsarukyan leaving the NSS building. The police were trying to remove citizens who came to express their support to Tsarukyan from the road because they had gathered near the …

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COPENHAGEN, 2 May 2020 – Governments must recommit to upholding principles of press freedom and ensuring full compliance with international commitments even in extraordinary times, OSCE Parliamentary Assembly leaders said ahead of World Press Freedom Day, being observed Sunday. They applauded the work of journalists working under difficult circumstances and highlighted the importance of ensuring …

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Declaration by the High Representative Josep Borrell, on behalf of the European Union, on the occasion of the World Press Freedom Day, 3 May 2020 On World Press Freedom Day, we pay tribute to the essential role of journalism in upholding online and offline freedom of expression in democratic societies and fostering transparency and accountability. …

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Free and quality journalism is an asset of democracy. The COVID-19 pandemic has reminded us of the essential role that journalists and media professionals play by providing reliable information, countering disinformation that may cause panic and keeping decision-makers accountable to the public”, said today Dunja Mijatović, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, ahead of …