Freedom of expression and journalists’ organisations want OSCE states to show commitment to the Media Freedom Representative’s Office
Thursday, February 16, 2017
16 February eight leading organisations including the EFJ/IFJ,
Reporters Without Borders and Association of European Journalists sent a
joint letter of appeal to the decision-making Permanent Council of the
OSCE. It urges all States concerned to ensure that a new independent
Representative on Freedom of the Media is appointed when the present
mandate-holder, Dunja Mijatovic, ends her term on
Otherwise, the freedom of expression and journalists’ groups express
great concern that past progress made in protecting media freedoms will
be undermined, with damaging impact on efforts to build stable, tolerant
and accountable societies.
Read the full text of the joint letter here.