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OSCE Representative calls on authorities in Hungary to ensure the safety of journalists covering the refugee crisis


VIENNA, 17 September 2015 – Hungarian law enforcement authorities must stop threatening and obstructing the work of journalists reporting on the refugee crisis, OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović said today.
“I call upon Prime Minister Orban to instruct law enforcement to respect the rights of journalists to report on issues of public interest and ensure their safety,” Mijatović said.
“Hungarian police beat reporters with batons, forced journalists to delete heir footage, broke their equipment, and threw teargas,” Mijatović said. “Such behaviour is totally unacceptable, as it disregards the essential role of the media, and endangers the safety of …read more

Source: OSCE

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