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Proposed amendments to legislation in Moldova could endanger free expression and free media, OSCE Representative says


VIENNA, 22 April 2015 – OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović today said the proposed amendments to the Audiovisual Code and the Law on Freedom of Expression, recently put before the Moldovan Parliament, could be harmful to free expression and free media.
“Despite legitimate concerns including state security, state sovereignty and the protection of human rights, a number of the proposed provisions are excessive and not in line with best international practices,” Mijatović said. “These provisions may be abused and result in media self-censoring its work.”
In a letter on 16 April the Representative presented a legal analysis of …read more

Source: OSCE

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