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172206
English
Yes
No

Staff from the Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media will participate in a conference which aims to raise awareness on how to best promote and bolster freedom of expression and media freedoms, and counter (self) censorship. The participants will identify concrete mechanisms to explore which media legislation, policies and practices best contribute to an open, informed society and healthy accountability of governments.

The conference builds on the December 2014 Basel Declaration of the Civic Solidarity Platform on intolerance, discrimination, and hate crimes, which asks for guidelines for states “on combatting hate speech in the media and the internet as well as by public officials and politicians, while also upholding freedom of expression”.

The results from the conference will also serve as input for a Belgrade Declaration on Freedom of Expression, planned for adoption by the Civic Solidarity Platform in December 2015, which is also aimed at the future OSCE Chairmanships, beginning with Germany in 2016.

Belgrade, Serbia
Representative on Freedom of the Media
20 July 2015 - 21 July 2015
No
167941
English
Yes
No

The Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media will organize a seventh roundtable discussion between the representatives of the Russian Union of Journalists (RUJ), Independent Media Trade Union of Ukraine (IMTUU), and the National Union of the Journalists of Ukraine (NUJU).

The objective of the roundtable is to facilitate a dialogue between the journalists of the two countries and define the support measures to enhance journalists’ professional standards and safety.

The previous roundtable discussions were held on 19 May 2014 (see also press release), on 27 June 2014 (see press release), on 26 September 2014, on 11 December 2014 (please see press release). During 2015, roundtable discussions have been held on 25 February (press release available here) and on 23 April (press release available here). Information about these meetings, including memorandum adopted and joint statement issued, are available on the events pages. 

Vienna, Austria
Representative on Freedom of the Media
20 July 2015
No
172321
English
Yes
No

The Principal Adviser of the Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media will speak about reporting by the Representative, including OSCE-wide reports and country visits, at the workshop.

Berlin
Representative on Freedom of the Media
16 July 2015 - 17 July 2015
No
170171
English
Yes
No

The Director of the Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Andrey Rikhter, will give a guest lecture at the 11th International Summer School on Media Law. More information on the event is available at the school website

Kyiv, Ukraine
Representative on Freedom of the Media
6 July 2015
No
170196
English
Yes
No

The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Dunja Mijatović, will participate in a meeting to present the new draft Code of Ethics of Montenegrin journalists. The Code of Ethics has been developed with the assistance of the experts of the Office of OSCE  Representative on Freedom of the Media. 

During her visit to Podgorica, the Representative will also meet with the Prime Minister of Montenegro to discuss media freedom issues.

Podgorica, Montenegro
Representative on Freedom of the Media
6 July 2015
No
170201
English
Yes
No

The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Dunja Mijatović, will participate in a meeting to present the new draft Code of Ethics of Montenegrin journalists. The Code of Ethics has been developed with the assistance of the experts of the Office of OSCE  Representative on Freedom of the Media. 

During her visit to Podgorica, the Representative will also meet with the Prime Minister of Montenegro Milo Dukanoić to discuss media freedom issues.

Podgorica, Montenegro
Representative on Freedom of the Media
6 July 2015
No
167276
English
Yes
No

Staff from the Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media will participate in a workshop on journalists' safety and defamation. The aim of the workshop is to promote a shared vision of the problem from different countries and to discuss the possibilities for an harmonized procedure for monitoring threats and abuses targeting members of the media. 

 

Rome, Italy
Representative on Freedom of the Media
2 July 2015 - 3 July 2015
No
166316
English
Yes
No

The Principal Adviser to the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Juan Barata, will participate in the AnnenbergOxford Media Policy Summer Institute in Oxford, organized by the Center for Global Communication Studies at the Annenberg School for Communications of the University of Pennsylvania and lectured on international standards on freedom of expression and freedom of the media.

Oxford, England
Representative on Freedom of the Media
1 July 2015 - 4 July 2015
No
166301
English
Yes
No

The Principal Adviser to the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Juan Barata, will participate in the Armenia Forum. Barata will be one of the speakers on a panel entitled "Consumer, cultural and citizen protection in a convergent world". More information on the event is available on the conference website.

Yeravan, Armenia
Representative on Freedom of the Media
29 June 2015 - 30 June 2015
No
166161
English
Yes
No

OSCE Representative on Freedom on the Media is hosting a tweetchat on the growing trend of digital threats and online abuse of female journalists. Join the conversation online on Twitter on 25 June at 4 p.m. CET by using the hashtag #askRFoM, and pose your own question to the Representative! 

For more information on the issue of online threats targeting female journalists, please visit www.osce.org/fom/139221

 

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OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović.
Vienna, Austria
Representative on Freedom of the Media
25 June 2015
Yes