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Latest from OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine based on information received as of 19:30 (Kyiv time), 3 July 2015

Publishing date: 4 July 2015
The SMM monitored the implementation of the “Package of Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk agreements”. Its monitoring was restricted by third parties and security considerations*. The situation at and around the Donetsk airport remained volatile. The situation in Shyrokyne remained calm. Military hardware was spotted in and around Komsomolske...

OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Baku discontinues its operations in Azerbaijan

Publishing date: 4 July 2015
VIENNA, 4 July 2015 – The OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Baku’s operations in Azerbaijan were discontinued today. The OSCE remains open to other forms of co-operation with Azerbaijan...

Latest from OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine based on information received as of 19:30 (Kyiv time), 2 July 2015

Publishing date: 3 July 2015
The SMM monitored the implementation of the “Package of measures for the implementation of the Minsk agreements”. Its monitoring was restricted by third parties and security considerations*. The situation at and around Donetsk airport was tense. The SMM did not observe any “DPR” presence in Shyrokyne...

OSCE media freedom representative concludes official visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina with safety of journalists and digitalization high on the agenda

Publishing date: 3 July 2015
SARAJEVO, 3 July 2015 – OSCE media freedom representative Dunja Mijatović, today concluding her first official visit to the country, commended the initiative taken on 1 July by the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina to support free expression and the rights of journalists and to strengthen and monitor the safety of journalists...

OSCE supports specialized course and manual for journalists in Ukraine on gender equality and non-discrimination

Publishing date: 3 July 2015
KYIV, 3 July 2015- A two-day workshop which presented a new course and manual on gender equality and non-discrimination for representatives of Ukraine’s media educational institutions ended today in Kyiv. The workshop was organized with the support of the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine (PCU)...

Participants of OSCE One-Year Distance Learning Course for Border Security Managers complete third module in Finland

Publishing date: 3 July 2015
IMATRA, Finland, 3 July 2015- The third module classroom activity of the one-year Border Security and Management for Senior Leadership course (BSMSL), a course which is organized by the OSCE Border Management Staff College, concluded today in Imatra, Finland...

OSCE Representative welcomes decriminalization of blasphemy in Iceland

Publishing date: 3 July 2015
SARAJEVO, 3 July 2015- OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović today welcomed amendments passed by the Icelandic Parliament to decriminalize blasphemy...