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      OSCE Representative welcomes revision of Law of War manual in USA improving protection for journalists
      Jul25

      OSCE Representative welcomes revision of Law of War manual in USA improving protection for journalists

      VIENNA, 25 July 2016 – OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović today welcomed the revision of United States Department of Defense’s Law of War Manual, which better recognizes the status and role of journalists under the law of war. “Updating the manual and deleting problematic provisions which could endanger members of...

      Latest from OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine, based on information received as of 19:30, 22 July 2016
      Jul23

      Latest from OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine, based on information received as of 19:30, 22 July 2016

      This report is for the media and the general public The SMM recorded more ceasefire violations in Donetsk region compared with the previous reporting period, particularly in the Yasynuvata and Shyrokyne areas. In Luhansk region, the SMM noted fewer ceasefire violations, the majority of which during the night near Stanytsia Luhanska. The Mission...

      Latest from OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine, based on information received as of 19:30, 21 July 2016
      Jul22

      Latest from OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine, based on information received as of 19:30, 21 July 2016

      This report is for the media and the general public. The SMM noted a decrease in ceasefire violations recorded in Donetsk region compared with the previous reporting period, particularly in the Avdiivka-Yasynuvata and Shyrokyne areas. In Luhansk region, however, the SMM noted an increase in ceasefire violations recorded, with the majority near...

      Latest from OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine, based on information received as of 19:30, 20 July 2016
      Jul21

      Latest from OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine, based on information received as of 19:30, 20 July 2016

      The SMM recorded a similarly high number of ceasefire violations in Donetsk region compared with the previous reporting period, with violence focused in the Avdiivka-Yasynuvata area, northern Donetsk city and Horlivka. In Luhansk region, the SMM recorded an increase in the total number of recorded ceasefire violations, all of which occurred...

      After violent attempted coup, Turkish authorities must strengthen, not weaken, rule of law and independence of judiciary, says ODIHR Director Link
      Jul21

      After violent attempted coup, Turkish authorities must strengthen, not weaken, rule of law and independence of judiciary, says ODIHR Director Link

      WARSAW, 21 July 2016 – Michael Georg Link, Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), today underlined that the principles of rule of law, democracy and respect for human rights need to be upheld in Turkey, following the attempted coup. “Any attempt to overthrow democratically elected leaders is...

      Democratic governments must ensure media freedom and journalists’ safety, OSCE Representative urges Turkey
      Jul21

      Democratic governments must ensure media freedom and journalists’ safety, OSCE Representative urges Turkey

      VIENNA, 21 July 2016 – The mass cancellation of broadcasting licenses, criminal investigations against, and dismissal of, hundreds of journalists at the state broadcaster, and blocked websites are the latest, severe challenges to freedom of expression and media freedom in Turkey, Dunja Mijatović, the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media,...

      Latest from OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine, based on information received as of 19:30, 19 July 2016
      Jul20

      Latest from OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine, based on information received as of 19:30, 19 July 2016

      This report is for the media and the general public. The SMM noted an increase in ceasefire violations recorded in Donetsk region compared with the previous reporting period, including more than 600 explosions, of which approximately 400 were recorded by the SMM camera in Shyrokyne. In Luhansk region, the SMM noted an increase in ceasefire...

      OSCE States explore role for the Organization regarding migration and refugee flows
      Jul20

      OSCE States explore role for the Organization regarding migration and refugee flows

      VIENNA, 20 July 2016 – Possible roles for the OSCE in the context of the migration and refugee flows across the OSCE area were discussed today at a special meeting of the Permanent Council in Vienna. The meeting was a milestone in the process launched in March 2016 by Germany’s 2016 OSCE Chairmanship. In a series of seven meetings and...

      OSCE PA human rights committee Chair Ignacio Sanchez Amor deplores the killing of journalist Pavel Sheremet, calls for exhaustive investigation
      Jul20

      OSCE PA human rights committee Chair Ignacio Sanchez Amor deplores the killing of journalist Pavel Sheremet, calls for exhaustive investigation

      COPENHAGEN, 20 July 2016 – Ignacio Sanchez Amor, the Chair of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly’s Committee on Democracy, Human Rights and Humanitarian Questions, today condemned the killing of journalist Pavel Sheremet, which took place earlier today in Kyiv, Ukraine. “I strongly condemn the murder of Pavel Sheremet and call for a prompt and...

      Weekly Update from the OSCE Observer Mission at Russian Checkpoints Gukovo and Donetsk based on information as of 19 July 2016
      Jul20

      Weekly Update from the OSCE Observer Mission at Russian Checkpoints Gukovo and Donetsk based on information as of 19 July 2016

      SUMMARY Kamensk-Shakhtinskiy, Russian Federation. The Observer Mission (OM) continues to operate 24/7 at both Border Crossing Points (BCPs). The overall cross-border traffic decreased at both BCPs. OPERATIONAL REMARKS The OM is currently operating with 21 permanent international staff members, including the Chief Observer (CO). The Mission is...

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