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Revised Hungarian media legislation continues to limit pluralism

Vienna, 25 May 2012 – Dunja Mijatović, the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media today said that the new Hungarian media legislation can...

President rejects bill that criminalises libel

May 16, 2012 -- Following a public outcry, Kosovo's President last week rejected a proposed law that would have criminalised libel and allowed journalists...

Reporter injured in vicious attack

Vienna, May 8, 2012 - The Vienna-based South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), an affiliate of the International Press Institute (IPI), calls on Moldova's...

OSCE concerned by Croatian public broadcaster practice to silence critical journalists

Vienna, 8 May 2012 – The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Dunja Mijatović, said today she was very concerned that HRT, the...

Participating States must intensify real steps to defend media freedom, says OSCE media freedom representative

TUNIS, 3 May 2012 – Dunja Mijatovic, the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, today urged all governments of the 56-nation OSCE to...

Journalist sentenced to jail for libel

New York, April 30, 2012--The appeals court in Montenegro must overturn a libel verdict and four-month jail sentence given to journalist Petar Komnenic, the...

Journalist charged with slander despite defamation reforms

Vienna, March 31, 2012 - In January 2012, Albania's prime minister, Sali Berisha, declared that his administration would decriminalise slander and on Feb. 17...

IPI observes increasing pressure on local journalists

VIENNA, March 12, 2012 - The Vienna-based South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), an affiliate of the International Press Institute (IPI), observes increasing pressure...

IPI releases report on press freedom mission in Montenegro

VIENNA, Feb 29, 2012 - The Vienna-based South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), a subsidiary of the International Press Institute (IPI), yesterday released a...

OSCE Media Freedom Representative Discusses Next Steps of Media Reform with Hungarian Minister

Vienna, 26 January 2012 – Dunja Mijatovic, the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, today met Zoltan Kovacs, Hungarian Minister of State for...

Letter from EU to Hungarian PM cannot be Qualified as Private Data Insist Media Freedom Organisations

13 January 2012, Berlin/Budapest/Madrid – Three international media freedom and human rights organisations today call on the Hungarian Minister of Interior Sándor Pintér to...

OSCE Media Freedom Representative Welcomes Constitutional Court Decision in Hungary, Concerned over Silencing of Independent Radio

Vienna, 21 December 2011 – The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Dunja Mijatovic, today welcomed a Constitutional Court decision that declared unconstitutional...
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