Meeting of Commissioner and OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media

Commissioner for the Protection of Equality Brankica Jankovic met with new OSCE representative on freedom of the media Harlem Desir and discussed the importance of respecting human rights and equality principle in media, as well as the role of institution in the prevention of discrimination in media.

Commissioner Jankovic stressed the media role in the promotion of human rights and equality and added that journalists increasingly deal with these issues but that some media still report in discriminatory or sensational manner about certain social groups. OSCE representative Desir was interested in discrimination cases from the public information area and how media report about the problems of sensitive groups, especially the position of women and national minorities.

It was jointly evaluated that the responsible and professional reporting is of key importance and that it is necessary to continue with promotion of the equality in media.

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