BRUSSELS, 10 February 2012 – Dunja Mijatović, the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, met today with Neelie Kroes, the Vice President of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Agenda for Europe, to discuss the state of media freedom across Europe.
They discussed media freedom in European Union member states and candidate countries, and how to further enhance co-operation. “International organizations play an important role in awareness raising and in holding governments accountable to honour their international obligations,” said Mijatović.
On recent developments in media freedom in Hungary, Mijatović stressed the importance of carrying out a fundamental reform of the Hungarian media laws following the recent decision of the Constitutional Court.
The previous day Mijatović spoke at the Hearing on the Situation in Hungary, organized by the European Parliament Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs. Her speech can be accessed here: http://www.osce.org/fom/88013