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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
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
162801
English
Yes
No

The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Dunja Mijatović, will participate in the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum. The Representative will be one of the speakers in the plenary session Foreign policy in 140 characters: How technology is redefining diplomacy

The event will gather media representatives from around the world from the fields of politics, culture, business, development co-operation and academia. The participants will discuss and design approaches to meeting the challenges of globalization in which the media play a central role. More information about the event is available at the conference website.

The 24/7 news cycle - How can international organizations adapt session will be moderated by Cathie Burton, OSCE Spokesperson and Head of Communication and Media Relations. The panellists are: Alexander Hug, Deputy Chief Monitor, OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, Frane Maroevic, Senior Advisor to the OSCE Representative on Freedom of Media and Paul Picard, Chief Observer, OSCE Observer Mission at the Russian Checkpoints Gukovo and Donetsk, Russian Federation.

 

 

Bonn, Germany
Representative on Freedom of the Media
22 June 2015 - 24 June 2015
No
151466
English
Yes
No

Conditions for members of the media have deteriorated sharply the past decades, journalists are increasingly being singled out and attacked for what they write and say. Especially worrisome is the situation for journalists reporting from conflict zones around the world - they face grave threats to their own lives on a daily basis. 

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Unfortunately, journalists and media experts in the OSCE region have gained experience from a number of armed conflicts. While each presents unique challenges for the media and the countries affected, it is important that the lessons learned and positive practices be shared as a means to help preserve media freedom.

The purpose of this conference is to examine and review the current situation relating to the safety of journalists reporting from conflicts, to share problems and best practices, and to initiate the formulation of recommendations to the governments on ways to improve journalists' safety in conflict zones in the OSCE area.

This conference in part builds on the work and experiences stemming from the roundtable discussions that the Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media has organized between representatives of media organizations from the Russian Federation and Ukraine. Speakers at the conference will be announced at a later date. 

The Conference will mainly focus on the following areas:

  • Best practices and the development of practical tools on issues of conflict and war reporting;
  • ​Journalists' safety and journalism ethics;
  • Measures to deal with propaganda for war and hatred, and the information war;
  • Media regulation;
  • ​Confidence building measures among journalists from different parties to conflicts​

Opening remarks will be delivered by Dunja Mijatović, the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, and Ivan Šimonović, Assistant SecretaryGeneral for Human Rights, U.N. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. Keynote speech will be delivered by Roy Gutman, Middle East Correspondent, McClatchy Newspapers

Working languages of the Conference will be English and Russian. This event is open to members of civil society. 

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Registration: The registration period for the conference has ended. Only those participants who have registered will be granted entry to the event!

Get updates on the conference via Twitter using the hashtag #journosafeOSCE, the conference will also feature live updates and information using the same hashtag. The conference will also be webcast live. 

Contacts: For questions about the conference please send an email to FOMConf2015@osce.org. Alternatively, please call Nicolas Ebnöther for questions on substantive matters (+43 1 514 36 6806), or Jennifer Adams (+43 1 514 36 6813) for questions on logistical matters. 

Vienna, Austria
Representative on Freedom of the Media
15 June 2015 - 16 June 2015
No