Double standards / OSCE in Tirana supports 'anti-defamation', in Skopje self-regulation

Double standards / OSCE in Tirana supports 'anti-defamation', in Skopje self-regulation
 
 The OSCE appears to be pursuing double standards in its attitudes to media freedom in the region.

We remind that Albania leads the OSCE in 2020.

While for Albania OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Harlem Désir, agrees with the Government's "anti-defamation" package, on the other side he supports media self-regulation in North Macedonia.

More specifically, you can read the OSCE statement on North Macedonia:

OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Harlem Désir, expressed his support for the online media self-regulation register in North Macedonia, which was announced today by the Media Ethics Council together with the Association of Journalists of Macedonia and Economic Chamber.

"Media self-regulation is a useful mechanism for promoting quality information, preserving editorial freedom and enhancing media credibility," Désir said.

The initiative aims to promote self-regulation of online media through, inter alia, transparent funding; the commitment of the online media to respect the Code of Journalists; and publication of decisions by the Media Ethics Council.

"I hope that this joint work by some organizations in North Macedonia will be useful for the online media platforms as well as for the wider media community," Désir concluded.

The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media monitors media developments in all 57 OSCE participating States.

 They provide early warning of violations of freedom of expression and media freedom and promotes full respect for the OSCE's media freedom commitments.
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