Update on media freedom issues: new report of the OSCE - RFOM

posted on 20 June, 2013   (public)

The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Dunja Mijatović, delivered her regular report on the status of media freedom within the OSCE region to the OSCE Permanent Council on 13 juin 2013, three months after she was re-elected for a second mandate. The 36 pages report, which covers the period from 30 November 2012 to 13 June 2013, focuses on issues pertaining to Internet and media freedom and the safety of journalists in OSCE countries. It also provides information on recent projects and activities of the Representative.

The document contains several references to media regulation and media regulatory authorities. The report also includes information on the legal reviews commissioned by the Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina (draft amendments to the Law on Freedom of Access to Information), The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (draft law on Media and Audiovisual Media Services), in Georgia (Law of Georgia on Broadcasting) and Tajikistan (law on periodical print and other mass media).

The mandate for the Representative states that she should report regularly to the Permanent Council, one of the OSCE's main regular decision-making bodies.

Source: Office of the Representative on Freedom of the Media - OSCE