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Persistent Roma Inequality increases COVID-19 Risk

April 7, 2020 12:30 PM
Persistent Roma Inequality increases COVID-19 Risk

  Overcrowding and poor access to sanitation have long blighted Roma communities across Europe. On the eve of International Roma Day, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) and the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) highlight the longstanding neglect of Roma that is now leaving them […]

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Obligation to combat the Exploitation of Vulnerable People becomes most acute

April 3, 2020 7:00 AM
Obligation to combat the Exploitation of Vulnerable People becomes most acute

  Valiant Richey, OSCE Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, today issued the following statement, in co-ordination with Albania’s OSCE Chairmanship, to the OSCE participating States on the COVID-19 pandemic. He urged that, “it is precisely when our global community is convulsed by a crisis of […]

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Protection from domestic Violence urgently needed for Women and Children under stay-at-home Orders

April 2, 2020 1:00 PM
Protection from domestic Violence urgently needed for Women and Children under stay-at-home Orders

  Noting a troubling rise in domestic violence in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns and self-isolation guidelines in many countries, OSCE leaders called today for measures to be taken by governments to protect women and children. They said that unfortunately, for them home is not always a safe haven, […]

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OSCE urges Public Officials in Slovenia to refrain from Pressure on Independence of public Broadcaster

April 1, 2020 12:30 PM
OSCE urges Public Officials in Slovenia to refrain from Pressure on Independence of public Broadcaster

  The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Harlem Désir, expressed his concern today regarding the accusations against, and pressure on, the public service broadcaster Radiotelevizija Slovenija (RTVS), by the Prime Minister of Slovenia, Janez Janša. On 20 March, following a report by the public service broadcaster about the […]

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Deadline for nominations for Max van der Stoel Award 2020 extended

March 31, 2020 8:30 AM
Deadline for nominations for Max van der Stoel Award 2020 extended

    The deadline for receiving nominations for the Max van der Stoel Award 2020 has been extended to 30 April 2020. The award of 50,000 euros recognizes extraordinary and outstanding achievements in improving the position of national minorities in the OSCE participating States. To propose a candidate, contact an OSCE […]

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OSCE offers Recommendations on short-term Responses to COVID-19 that support Social Cohesion

March 26, 2020 1:15 PM
OSCE offers Recommendations on short-term Responses to COVID-19 that support Social Cohesion

  OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities Lamberto Zannier has prepared recommendations for governments to consider in their efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19. Based on the experience of his institution, the High Commissioner reminds the OSCE participating States that cohesive societies are strong societies. Zannier said: “As governments […]

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OSCE urges Turkey to lift advertising ban on Evrensel Daily Newspaper

March 25, 2020 10:30 AM
OSCE urges Turkey to lift advertising ban on Evrensel Daily Newspaper

    The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Harlem Désir, voiced his concern today regarding the advertising ban imposed by the Press Advertising Agency (BİK) on the Evrensel daily newspaper. Désir made his call ahead of the newspaper facing the deadline for regaining the right to publish public […]

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OSCE: Сoronavirus Response should not impede the Work of the Media

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OSCE: Сoronavirus Response should not impede the Work of the Media

  The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Harlem Désir, expressed his concerns today about recent interferences regarding media content by the media regulatory agency in Russia, Roskomnadzor, in the context of the fight against disinformation related to the COVID-19 pandemic. “I fully understand the need to combat false […]

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Désir expressed his Concerns about Provisions of the Coronavirus Response Draft Bill in Hungary

March 24, 2020 9:00 PM
Désir expressed his Concerns about Provisions of the Coronavirus Response Draft Bill in Hungary

      The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Harlem Désir, expressed his concerns today about provisions of the coronavirus response draft bill in Hungary that could negatively impact the work of the media reporting on the pandemic. The bill, under examination by Parliament, would introduce – for an […]

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OSCE Mission in Kosovo condemn violent Attack against Journalists

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OSCE Mission in Kosovo condemn violent Attack against Journalists

    The Head of the OSCE Mission in Kosovo, Jan Braathu, and the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Harlem Désir, condemned the physical attack that was reported earlier today in Mitrovica North against a journalist crew from Gazeta Blic that was covering the COVID-19 situation in this municipality. “As […]

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