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On World Press Freedom Day OSCE Chairperson Steinmeier and OSCE Representative Mijatović stress importance of free and independent media


VIENNA, 3 May 2016 – On World Press Freedom Day, OSCE Chairperson-in-Office and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović, stressed the importance of free and independent media for the development of democracy.
“Today, we pay tribute to journalists worldwide who brave violence, persecution and intimidation to record and report the truth,” Steinmeier said. “Free, independent media are an indispensable cornerstone of free and democratic societies. The OSCE has a crucial role to play in setting and upholding common standards to promote this principle.”
“This day is a reminder of the importance of …read more

Source: OSCE

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