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Yearbook 14 2012

22 Aug 2013

This Yearbook, which chronicles the activities of the Representative and the Office throughout the year, is a valuable addition to the public’s understanding of the role of free media. [...] Bearing in mind the principles and commitments they have subscribed to within the OSCE, and fully committed to the implementation of paragraph 11 of the Lisbon Summit Declaration, the participating States decide to establish, under the aegis of the permanent Council, an OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media. [...] In the case of an allegation of serious non-compliance therewith, the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media will seek direct contacts, in an appropriate manner, with the participating State and with other parties concerned, assess the facts, assist the participating State, and contribute to the resolution of the issue. [...] Dunja Mijatović, comes to an end on 10 March 2013, Underlining the important contribution of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media to the promotion of the freedom of expression and free media in the OSCE area, Taking into consideration the recommendation of the Permanent Council, Decides to extend the mandate of Ms. [...] Urges governments to consider access to and use of the Internet and its services, including social media and social networks, a prerequisite for the exercise of a number of basic human rights, including the right to freedom of expression, and promote the universal access to it.


Dina Sehic

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