The mandate states that the Representative on Freedom of the Media should be an eminent international personality with long-standing relevant experience from whom an impartial performance of the function would be expected. In the performance of his or her duty the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media will be guided by his or her independent and objective assessment.
The fourth Representative on Freedom of the Media is currently in the process of being appointed.
Third Representative, Dunja Mijatović, (Bosnia and Herzegovina): 2010- 2017
Second Representative, Miklós Haraszti, (Hungary): 2004–2010
First Representative, Freimut Duve, (Germany): 1998–2004