: :inin Kyiv (EET)

OSCE media freedom representative deplores sanctions in Ukraine banning entry of journalists


VIENNA, 17 September 2015 – OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović today said the sanctions introduced in Ukraine, banning several dozen foreign journalists from entering the country, is a severe threat to the rights of journalists to freely collect information.
“I fully respect governments’ legitimate right to fight terrorism and to protect their national security and their citizens,” Mijatović said. “But introducing over-broad restrictions that curb free movement of journalists is not the way to ensure security”.
On 16 September, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed a decree introducing sanctions against several hundred companies and individuals that pose a …read more

Source: OSCE

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