What we do
Media freedom and development
Free and well-developed media are a cornerstone of democratic societies. The OSCE monitors media developments in its participating States for violations of freedom of expression. This includes reviewing legislation regulating the media, as well as monitoring cases where journalists are prosecuted for their professional activities or are the victims of harassment. The OSCE also engages in media development through training and support for editors and journalists. The Representative on Freedom of the Media, an independent OSCE institution, has a unique mandate to protect and promote media freedom in all 57 OSCE participating States.