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Telex. Dunja Mijatovic (CoE): Democracy and a free press go hand-in-hand

If journalists cannot work freely and safely it becomes more difficult to unearth human rights violations, corruption or misuse of power, Dunja Mijatovic says to Ossigeno This message from Dunja Mijatovic, Commissioner for Human Rights at the Council of Europe, was sent to Ossigeno per l’Informazione on the occasion of the Concert for Press Freedom

Source: O2 in English – Ossigeno Informazione

Serbia: the case of journalist Stefan Cvetković and the absence of institutions

A journalist disappeared, and then was back after days of searches. Public opinion and fellow information professionals held their breath, while the weakness of institutions was exposed

Source: Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso - ECPMF News

Montenegro: public service is (not) at the service of citizens

The recent removal of the general director of the public broadcaster Andrijana Kadija has brought back to the surface the issue of public service, the inadequacy of existing legislation, the limits to freedom, and the total interference from power

Source: Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso - ECPMF News

Ossigeno – BAD NEWS from Italy| 18 June 2018

The last news about attacks and violations of freedom of the expression and the media in Italy as well as in other countries. This newsletter presents the last news originally published by Ossigeno per l’Informazione about attacks and violations of freedom of the expression and the media in Italy as well as in other countries. Also included

Source: O2 in English – Ossigeno Informazione

Telex from Malta. Corinne Vella: “It is wrong to elect corrupted politicians”

We can no longer blame corrupt politicians because we can no longer deny corrupt politicians are a reflection of society, Daphne Caruana Galizia says This message from Corinne Vella, Daphne Caruana Galizia’s sister, was sent to Ossigeno per l’Informazione on the occasion of the Concert for Press Freedom that was held in Rome on 21

Source: O2 in English – Ossigeno Informazione

Telex from Vienna. Oliver Vujovic (SEEMO): too many violations tolerated by governments

Violations of press freedom reached 149 in 2017 in the 32 countries of south, east and central Europe. the real number of attacks and threats against media and journalists is far higher This message from Oliver Vujovic, Director of  South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), was sent to Ossigeno per l’Informazione on the occasion of the

Source: O2 in English – Ossigeno Informazione

Telex from London. Jodie Ginsberg (Index on Censorship): need of monitoring and protection of journalists

Not enough is being done to protect journalists. Governments have a responsibility in creating a safe environment. This message from Jodie Ginsberg, CEO of the London-based Index on Censorship was sent to Ossigeno per l’Informazione on the occasion of the Concert for Press Freedom that was held in Rome on 21 June 2018 at the House of

Source: O2 in English – Ossigeno Informazione

Telex. Turkish escaped journalist: “Journalism is our breath”

And today it is still not free. There are pens and brains serving a death sentence. Our world is the one of “Fahrenheit 451” This message was sent to Ossigeno per l’Informazione on the occasion of the Concert for Press Freedom that was held in Rome on 21 June 2018 at the House of Jazz

Source: O2 in English – Ossigeno Informazione

Telex from London. Lucy Freeman (MLDI): “Strong legal framework needed”

All over the world press freedom is threatened by governments, businesses and other powerful interests. Journalists face many barriers This message from Lucy Freeman, CEO of the Media Legal Defence Initiative (MLDI), was sent to Ossigeno per l’Informazione on the occasion of the Concert for Press Freedom that was held in Rome on 21 June

Source: O2 in English – Ossigeno Informazione

Telex. From Leipzig, Lutz Kinkel (ECPMF): “Autocrats do not understand jazz and press freedom”

The Director of the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) reflects upon similarities between jazz and press freedom This message from Lutz Kinkel, Director of the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) was sent to Ossigeno per l’Informazione on the occasion of the Concert for Press Freedom that was held in

Source: O2 in English – Ossigeno Informazione