Harlem Désir

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Harlem Desir said : “Threats to media freedom and the work of journalists are on the rise. It is the responsibility of States to ensure better protection for journalistic work, to combat impunity of crimes committed against journalists, to respect the independence of the press and freedom of expression, and to support pluralism and not to stifle it,” External link

osce Thursday, August 6, 2020 2:56:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “The fact that so many journalists are facing prosecution, condemnation and detention for just reporting on issues of public interest, expressing critical views, or ensuring a plurality of opinions remains one of the greatest challenges for the OSCE region,” External link

osce Thursday, August 6, 2020 2:56:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said ( about Jogorku Kenesh ) : ”I am concerned that the law on the Manipulation of Information, which the Jogorku Kenesh (the Parliament) passed on 25 June, may result in undue restrictions to freedom of media,” External link

reliefWeb Monday, June 29, 2020 10:14:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir added : “I share the concern of the authorities to combat the dissemination of false information related to the current health crisis. However, vague legal definitions will not provide media and social media users with the necessary legal certainty in order to foresee the consequences of their activities. Furthermore the regulation of online content by an ‘authorized state body’ may, in the absence of a clear mechanism and due process, seriously restrict freedom of expression. My Office is therefore preparing a review of the law, which I will make available to the authorities,” External link

reliefWeb Monday, June 29, 2020 10:14:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “The journalists play a crucial role in covering events of public interest, particularly those related to elections. Obstruction of media activities negatively affects media freedom and the free flow of information, and is a matter of great concern,” “I call on the authorities to ensure that journalists are able to do their work, to cover and report on public gatherings without fear of being detained” External link

osce Thursday, June 25, 2020 1:07:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said : ”Freedom of expression, media and information, both online and offline, are indispensable conditions for the development and well-being of our society. This holds true even more when hit by a crisis as the one we are currently facing. Restricting information is never the proper answer to addressing our safety concerns,” External link

osce Thursday, June 25, 2020 1:07:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said : "The ongoing blocking of an online news resource is a severe restriction on the freedom of expression, which goes far beyond the request to take down specific content," External link

irishsun Wednesday, June 24, 2020 1:07:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I strongly condemn the shameful and dangerous attacks against journalist Gluhić. Such attacks and threats against the press are unacceptable, especially by politicians. I call on the authorities to swiftly investigate the incidents, bring the perpetrators to justice, and protect the journalist,” External link

sarajevotimes Tuesday, June 9, 2020 2:50:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir wrote : “I call on the authorities to exercise restraint and to ensure that journalists can work safely while reporting on public protests,” External link

aa-en Monday, June 1, 2020 8:32:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I am concerned by the restriction of access to the Akhbor news site from the territory of Tajikistan,” “The ongoing blocking of an online news resource is a severe restriction on the freedom of expression, which goes far beyond the request to take down specific content. I recall the importance of taking into account the principle of proportionality in any decision affecting media freedom” External link

osce Sunday, May 31, 2020 3:34:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir wrote : “Journalists must be safe to report on matters of public interest,” External link

voanews-sw Friday, May 29, 2020 11:01:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir wrote : “Journalists must be safe to report on matters of public interest,” External link

voanews Friday, May 29, 2020 10:31:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I am concerned by the brief detention of journalist Veliša Kadić while covering a protest in Nikšić. Journalists must be able to report freely and unhindered on demonstrations. There must be no restriction or obstruction on the work of the media reporting on events of public interest,” External link

osce Friday, May 22, 2020 1:40:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I am alarmed by the detention and imprisonment of journalists and freelance reporters Mikhail Arshynski, Dzmitryy Lupach, Ales Asiptsow and Alexander Burakou for their alleged participation in unauthorized events,” External link

osce Friday, May 22, 2020 1:40:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “The detention for almost a year of journalist and editor Abdulmumin Gadzhiev is a great concern. Abdulamin Gadziev is a well-known and respected journalist, and is not involved in any terrorist activities,” “I reiterate my call on the authorities to drop the charges brought against Gadzhiev and to release him” External link

osce Friday, May 22, 2020 1:40:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I am alarmed by the detention and imprisonment of journalists and freelance reporters Mikhail Arshynski, Dzmitryy Lupach, Ales Asiptsow and Alexander Burakou for their alleged participation in unauthorized events,” External link

newskitchen Thursday, May 14, 2020 12:13:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir added : “Journalists must be able to pursue their work without fear of criminal reprisal, and I commend the fact that Kazakhstan, alongside Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, have implemented their pledge to decriminalize defamation,” External link

osce Saturday, May 9, 2020 11:47:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I fully understand the need to combat violent extremism and terrorist propaganda. However, I am concerned by the scope and the potential impact of the new amendments to the law on countering terrorism and their impact on media freedom,” External link

osce Saturday, May 9, 2020 11:47:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “Recently, we have noticed increasing pressure being put on critical TV channels in Turkey,” External link

osce Saturday, May 9, 2020 11:47:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “Too many journalists have been criminally prosecuted or investigated, or have fallen victim to heavy fines, simply for performing their duty of informing citizens,” External link

rferl Thursday, May 7, 2020 11:33:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir disse : “Partilho plenamente a necessidade de combater a disseminação de informações falsas relacionadas com a pandemia, mas é fundamental garantir que a liberdade dos media seja respeitada e que os jornalistas tenham liberdade de relatar a pandemia, sem restrições indevidas” External link

diarioeconomico Thursday, April 23, 2020 9:43:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir disse : “Embora eu acolha com satisfação as medidas tomadas pelas autoridades turcas para evitar a superlotação nas prisões como forma de combater a disseminação do coronavírus, estou desapontado e preocupado que os profissionais dos media não beneficiem dessa medida. Os jornalistas não devem ser mantidos na prisão por causa do seu trabalho ou estarem associados ao terrorismo. Nas circunstâncias atuais, e diante da emergência de saúde nas prisões, exorto as autoridades turcas a incluir jornalistas nesta nova medida e a libertá-los ” External link

diarioeconomico Monday, April 20, 2020 10:13:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “While I welcome the steps taken by the Turkish authorities to prevent overcrowding in prisons as a means of tackling the spread of the coronavirus, I am disappointed and worried that media professionals will not benefit from this measure. Journalists should not be kept in prison in relation to their work or be associated with terrorism. In the current circumstances, and faced with the health emergency in prisons, I urge the Turkish authorities to include journalists in this new measure and to release them,” External link

reliefWeb Friday, April 17, 2020 8:01:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I am concerned about the detainment of Tatjana Lazarević and the way local authorities in North Mitrovica relate to the KoSSev portal. Journalists play a key role during this health crisis by providing vital information to the public. Access to information and a free working environment are therefore crucial and must be constantly provided” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Monday, April 13, 2020 2:54:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir added : “Access to information and a free working environment are therefore essential and need to be ensured at all times,” External link

rferl Sunday, April 12, 2020 11:11:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “Journalists play a key role during this health crisis by providing vital information to the public. Access to information and a free working environment are therefore essential and need to be ensured at all times,” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, April 12, 2020 6:07:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I am concerned about the brief arrest of Tatjana Lazarević and how the local authorities in Mitrovica North are treating the work of the KoSSev portal. Journalists play a key role during this health crisis by providing vital information to the public. Access to information and a free working environment are therefore essential and need to be ensured at all times,” External link

osce Sunday, April 12, 2020 3:58:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I am concerned by these verbal attacks and threats against the public service broadcaster in Slovenia,” “Media professionals must be able to operate free of any form of pressure or intimidation. In this time of health crisis, the role of an independent public broadcaster, as of other independent media, is key in providing important and reliable information to the public and in combatting false information on the pandemic. I hope the government will support RTVS in this important mission. There should be no threats to RTVS’ journalists, as this could be detrimental to the work of the public service broadcaster and have a chilling effect on media freedom in the country more generally” External link

sarajevotimes Wednesday, April 1, 2020 9:48:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “Politicians should endure a higher threshold of criticism, and must ensure that even those voices that they disagree with are protected,” External link

sarajevotimes Wednesday, April 1, 2020 9:48:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir acrescentou : “Entendo perfeitamente a necessidade de combater informações falsas no contexto da pandemia de Covid-19, mas quero enfatizar o papel fundamental da imprensa em fornecer informações importantes ao público e em combater as notícias falsas sobre a pandemia” External link

diarioeconomico Sunday, March 29, 2020 10:58:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I welcome the ‘Explanatory Memorandum on measures taken by the Government of Armenia in response to the Press Release of 24 March of the Representative on Freedom of the Media’ that I received today from the authorities of Armenia,” External link

panarmenian-en Sunday, March 29, 2020 1:41:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir concluded : “At the same time, I recall the importance of ensuring the free flow of information, which is a key component for providing the public with information on the vital measures needed to contain the virus, as well as the respect for the right of the media to report on the pandemic and governmental policies. We will continue to co-operate with the Armenian authorities in this endeavor during this emergency situation and thereafter by developing good practices and a strategy to combat ‘fake news’ and disinformation,” External link

panarmenian-en Sunday, March 29, 2020 1:41:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I welcome the ‘Explanatory Memorandum on measures taken by the Government of Armenia in response to the Press Release of 24 March of the Representative on Freedom of the Media’ that I received today from the authorities of Armenia,” “I note, in particular, that the Government has decided to amend the Decree on the State of Emergency concerning the regulations of media activity in order to address my concerns, those of media advocacy NGOs and editors in Armenia, as well as the common position of the international mandates on freedom of expression expressed in of 19 March” External link

a1plus Saturday, March 28, 2020 12:30:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir concluded : “At the same time, I recall the importance of ensuring the free flow of information, which is a key component for providing the public with information on the vital measures needed to contain the virus, as well as the respect for the right of the media to report on the pandemic and governmental policies. We will continue to co-operate with the Armenian authorities in this endeavor during this emergency situation and thereafter by developing good practices and a strategy to combat ‘fake news’ and disinformation,” External link

a1plus Saturday, March 28, 2020 12:30:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said : "The media has a key role to play in providing important information to the public in this situation and to combat 'fake news' on the crisis," External link

rferl Wednesday, March 25, 2020 8:28:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I am concerned by this ban imposed on Evrensel, whose journalists have already faced many obstacles in the past. It is particularly worrying that, for the past six months, no sustainable solution was found on this important issue,” External link

sarajevotimes Wednesday, March 25, 2020 1:00:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I call on the authorities to lift the advertising ban, which poses a threat to the existence of the Evrensel daily,” External link

sarajevotimes Wednesday, March 25, 2020 1:00:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I fully understand the aim of the new law to avoid panic, aggression and to combat false information during the COVID-19 pandemic,” External link

panorama-am-en Wednesday, March 25, 2020 10:13:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir warned : “Branding media entities as ‘foreign agents’ is a dangerous practice, as it can narrow the space for freedom of the media,” External link

al-monitor Wednesday, March 25, 2020 3:08:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I fully understand the need to combat false information during a health emergency, however, there is a great risk that the new regulation will not so much penalize the disseminators of harmful disinformation but instead make the work of independent journalism more difficult,” External link

sarajevotimes Tuesday, March 24, 2020 11:28:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : "I fully understand the aim of tackling the dissemination of false information which creates panic and disorder during this health crisis," External link

rferl Tuesday, March 24, 2020 9:43:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir added : "the concerned legislation should not impede the free work of journalists or their ability to report on the pandemic and to provide information necessary to the public" External link

rferl Tuesday, March 24, 2020 9:43:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I strongly denounce the attack against journalists Nebih Maxhuni and Diamant Bajra, as well as cameraman Arsim Rexhepi, while reporting on the COVID-19 pandemic in Mitrovica North today. Freedom of the media needs to be guaranteed and protected at any time. In the current circumstances, the media must be able to report and publish freely, without intimidation or violence, on issues related to the current health situation,” External link

sarajevotimes Tuesday, March 24, 2020 10:48:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I fully understand the aim of tackling the dissemination of false information which creates panic and disorder during this heath crisis, but the concerned legislation should not impede the free work of journalists or their ability to report on the pandemic and to provide information necessary to the public. The press is an indispensable ally in the provision of important information to citizens and in the fight against ‘fake news’,” “The OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina is not familiar with the details of the new measures. The best response to concerns about the spread of ‘fake news’ is for authorities to communicate frequently with its citizens so that reliable information is provided to them about the measures taken, the rights and obligations of persons and businesses, and how to behave during these challenging times. Censorship and limiting freedom of expression are not helpful and can undermine trust in institutions” External link

sarajevotimes Monday, March 23, 2020 9:57:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I strongly condemn the violent attack today against Slavi Angelov in Sofia,” “This is an unacceptable act of intimidation against the journalist, which could have ended in his death. Angelov is known for his investigative reporting on political and environmental corruption issues. Such an attack against the press cannot be tolerated. I will closely follow the investigation opened by the authorities. I urge them to swiftly identify and bring those responsible to justice” External link

sarajevotimes Thursday, March 19, 2020 3:02:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : "This is an unacceptable act of intimidation against the journalist, which could have ended in his death," "Such an attack against the press cannot be tolerated" External link

startribune Wednesday, March 18, 2020 9:11:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : "This is an unacceptable act of intimidation against the journalist, which could have ended in his death," External link

afp-en Wednesday, March 18, 2020 8:23:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : "her comments, however critical, had nothing to do with the promotion or support of terrorism" External link

rferl Tuesday, March 17, 2020 11:20:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I condemn the detention of the Editor-in-Chief of Sputnik’s Turkey service, Mahir Boztepe, and three other Sputnik journalists earlier today,” “This represents a significant encroachment on freedom of expression and media freedom in the country. It is paramount that the authorities ensure the safety of foreign correspondents at all times, including during conflicts” External link

osce Thursday, March 5, 2020 11:23:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “This analysis offers important recommendations that aim to improve the draft law in line with international standards and OSCE commitments. I call upon the authorities to take these recommendations into consideration, before adopting the law, to facilitate better the regulation of media freedom in Ukraine,” “My Office stands ready to continue working with Ukraine and to provide necessary policy recommendations” External link

osce Thursday, March 5, 2020 11:23:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I call on the authorities to urgently explore and find effective solutions to lift the blocking of the bank accounts of UA:PBC. It is particularly important to ensure that the public broadcaster created in 2014 doesn’t bear such a burden from its predecessor, that this is detrimental to its mission and development today,” “I underline that public service broadcasting plays an indispensable role in providing public interest programming and enhancing the professionalism of media, thereby contributing to diversity, and pluralism. This is only possible when the state secures and respects its independence and sustainability” External link

osce Thursday, March 5, 2020 11:23:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I strongly condemn the threats against the journalists of the web portal Capital. Such pressure against journalists in connection with their investigation on issues of public interest is unacceptable and dangerous for their safety. Media professionals must be able to do their work, without fear of being harassed or threatened,” External link

osce Wednesday, February 26, 2020 7:05:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said ( about Julian Assange ) : “I call on the UK authorities not to extradite Julian Assange when the hearing takes place on Monday. I am particularly concerned by the numerous charges he faces and the disproportionate prison sentence, up to a total of 175 years, that he could potentially face if extradited and convicted,” “The public interest of several of the publications by WikiLeaks in 2010 should be taken into account, as it contributed to important investigative reports and news reporting. It is essential to consider the impact on freedom of expression and media freedom if he is extradited and convicted. This could have a chilling effect on journalism and press freedom” External link

osce Wednesday, February 26, 2020 7:05:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “On the second anniversary of Kuciak’s death, my heart goes out to his family and colleagues, and to those of his partner. Ján Kuciak, who paid a heavy price for unveiling corruption cases, has become the symbol of a free press and a generation which fights for more transparency and democracy,” “I admire the commitment of his colleagues and family to bring those responsible for the murders to justice, and I recall our comprehensive discussions on the case, and the media situation in general, during my visit to Bratislava in December last year. I am following the public hearings of the trial with considerable interest” External link

osce Wednesday, February 26, 2020 7:05:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I strongly condemn the threats against the journalists of the web portal Capital. Such pressure against journalists in connection with their investigation on issues of public interest are unacceptable and dangerous for their safety. Media professionals must be able to do their work, without fear of being harassed or threatened,” External link

sarajevotimes Monday, February 24, 2020 10:07:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : "I am very concerned by last night's detentions, violent incidents and mistreatment by law enforcement representatives," External link

irishsun Wednesday, February 12, 2020 10:30:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir ajouté : "beaucoup d'ingérence de l'Etat dans les activités des médias et dans le journalisme" External link

afp-fr Wednesday, February 5, 2020 7:21:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “Such a strategy is of critical importance to the Serbian media landscape,” “My Office and the OSCE Mission to Serbia have, over the last couple of years, provided substantial assistance in order to ensure a climate that is conducive to media freedom in the country. I am pleased to see this has been fruitful” External link

osce Tuesday, February 4, 2020 12:01:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said ( about Mykola Semena ) : “I am glad that Mykola Semena is finally free,” “I have long campaigned for his release; it was unacceptable that he was persecuted in the first place for expressing his views. I hope this means he will now be able to resume his journalistic work unhindered, and travel freely” External link

osce Tuesday, February 4, 2020 12:01:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said ( about Mykola Semena ) : "I am glad that Mykola Semena is finally free," External link

unian-en Monday, February 3, 2020 9:31:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said ( about Mykola Semena ) : "Semena's case reminds us of the harsh conditions in which journalists work when covering the conflict in and around Ukraine," External link

unian-en Monday, February 3, 2020 9:31:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said ( about Mykola Semena ) : “Semena’s case reminds us of the harsh conditions in which journalists work when covering the conflict in and around Ukraine,” External link

rferl Monday, February 3, 2020 7:53:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir added : "the need to fight against disinformation” in Ukraine at a time when the country is facing a Russia-backed insurgency in the easternmost regions of Donetsk and Luhansk. “But this should not be done at the expense of media freedom and through state interference in the content of the media and in the organization of journalism activities in the country," External link

voanews Saturday, January 25, 2020 2:47:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said : "self-regulation, support for professional standards of journalism and fact-checking initiatives, independence of the media, diversity of sources to debunk false information, and the development of media literacy," External link

voanews Saturday, January 25, 2020 2:47:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said : "I understand the need to fight against disinformation, especially in the context of the current conflict in and around Ukraine. But this should not be done at the expense of media freedom and through state interference in the content of the media and in the organization of journalism activities in the country," External link

unian-en Friday, January 24, 2020 12:59:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said : "self-regulation, support for professional standards of journalism and fact-checking initiatives, independence of the media, diversity of sources to debunk false information, and the development of media literacy," External link

rferl Thursday, January 23, 2020 11:30:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “The truth about this horrendous crime must be known,” “I hope the killers and those who organized the murder will now be identified. I call for an end of impunity in this murder” External link

osce Friday, December 20, 2019 10:14:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said ( about Pavel Sheremet ) : “Pavel Sheremet was a courageous journalist who reported on human rights violations, journalists’ disappearances and corruption cases,” “He received many awards, but also many threats because of his work. His assassination was a shock in Ukraine and in Europe. All those involved, all perpetrators and masterminds, must face justice” External link

osce Friday, December 20, 2019 10:14:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “Media self-regulation is a useful mechanism for promoting quality information, safeguarding editorial freedom and strengthening media credibility,” External link

osce Friday, December 20, 2019 10:14:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir concluded : “I hope this joint work by several organizations in North Macedonia will be useful to online media platforms as well as to the wider media community,” External link

osce Friday, December 20, 2019 10:14:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I am highly concerned that today these media in Kyrgyzstan have to fight a legal battle which will cast a shadow upon their very existence,” External link

osce Friday, December 20, 2019 10:14:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “monitor closely the application of the law which must, in no way, impede freedom of expression and media freedom,” External link

ABCnews Thursday, December 19, 2019 2:31:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir writes : “These notions remain wide and do not envision specific rules on how to provide protection for freedom of expression. That is why it is recommended to amend the relevant article of the draft law,” External link

tiranatimes Tuesday, December 10, 2019 11:43:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I am appalled by this decision,” External link

nrttv Wednesday, November 13, 2019 7:58:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : "I am appalled by this decision," External link

trust2 Wednesday, November 13, 2019 4:23:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : "I am appalled by this decision," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, November 13, 2019 2:03:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “In too many cases, we have seen the perpetrators of crimes against journalists remain free. Around 400 journalists have been killed in the OSCE region in the past 25 years, and less than 15 per cent of murders of journalists have been solved. Statistics like this prove that journalists’ safety must become a higher priority for governments,” “This year alone has seen two more journalists killed while carrying out their work, Lyra McKee in Northern Ireland (United Kingdom), and Vadim Komarov in Cherkasy (Ukraine)” External link

sarajevotimes Saturday, November 2, 2019 9:30:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “Too many journalists have been killed across the OSCE region in recent years. These include Daphne Caruana Galizia, whose family I met during a recent visit to Malta. I hope that the investigation there will identify those responsible for this murder and bring them to justice,” “I also think of Ján Kuciak, who was killed in Slovakia last year, and where charges have been brought against four individuals in relation to his murder. I hope that justice can finally be served in this case. The failure to prosecute can create an environment of impunity for those who might attack journalists, and breed further violence” External link

sarajevotimes Saturday, November 2, 2019 9:30:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “accreditation should not be used as a work permit,” External link

rferl Friday, November 1, 2019 12:50:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I strongly condemn this heinous threat, which is totally unacceptable. It is of utmost importance that the relevant authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina investigate this case without any delay, and bring the person responsible for this message to justice,” “Journalists must be able to do their investigative work without fearing for their lives. Those who utter such threats must face the harshest justice. This is necessary to protect the safety of journalists” External link

sarajevotimes Thursday, October 31, 2019 8:01:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : "It is of utmost importance that the relevant authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina investigate this case without any delay," External link

rferl Wednesday, October 30, 2019 12:17:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said ( about Robert Bas ) : “Respect for the confidentiality of journalists’ sources is a vital element of media freedom, recognized by international standards and OSCE commitments,” “I call on the Dutch authorities to release journalist Bas from custody, and to ensure that all steps are taken to respect his privilege to keep his sources confidential” External link

osce Saturday, October 26, 2019 7:12:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I welcome the release of four journalists and media workers today in Turkey, at a time when the new judicial reform is entering into force. Journalists should not spend even one day in prison on charges that are related to their professional activities. I urge the Turkish authorities to use this positive momentum and release all journalists who are still behind bars in the country,” External link

osce Saturday, October 26, 2019 7:12:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I strongly condemn this heinous threat, which is totally unacceptable. It is of utmost importance that the relevant authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina investigate this case without any delay, and bring the person responsible for this message to justice,” “Journalists must be able to do their investigative work without fearing for their lives. Those who utter such threats must face the harshest justice. This is necessary to protect the safety of journalists” External link

sarajevotimes Saturday, October 26, 2019 5:18:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I welcome the release of four journalists and media workers today in Turkey, at a time when the new judicial reform is entering into force,” External link

nrttv Saturday, October 26, 2019 8:02:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said : "I welcome the release of four journalists and media workers today in Turkey, at a time when the new judicial reform is entering into force," External link

middleeasteye Saturday, October 26, 2019 2:44:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said : "I welcome the release of four journalists and media workers today in Turkey, at a time when the new judicial reform is entering into force," External link

wsau Saturday, October 26, 2019 12:01:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said : "I welcome the release of four journalists and media workers today in Turkey, at a time when the new judicial reform is entering into force," External link

news-yahoo Friday, October 25, 2019 11:46:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I strongly condemn this heinous threat, which is totally unacceptable. It is of utmost importance that the relevant authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina investigate this case without any delay, and bring the person responsible for this message to justice,” “Journalists must be able to do their investigative work without fearing for their lives. Those who utter such threats must face the harshest justice. This is necessary to protect the safety of journalists” External link

osce Friday, October 25, 2019 4:50:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I am concerned by the number of incidents and attacks against journalists while covering demonstrations in Barcelona in the past days,” “Some of these incidents involved law enforcement officers. I call on the authorities to ensure the protection of journalists and media professionals who are covering the protests in Catalonia” External link

osce Friday, October 25, 2019 11:24:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “It is essential to ensure that the press can report freely on public demonstrations, and I call on the Spanish authorities to thoroughly investigate all incidents involving violence against journalists,” “I also urge the authorities to ensure that law enforcement personnel refrain from obstructing the work of journalists, and to ensure their safety at all times” External link

osce Friday, October 25, 2019 11:24:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I strongly denounce the imprisonment of Stanislav Aseev and I am shocked by his completely illegal conviction and sentencing to 15 years in jail. I reiterate that he must be released immediately,” External link

osce Friday, October 25, 2019 11:24:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “Aseev and Halaziuk were among the very few independent journalists who worked and reported from the non-government controlled area of Donetsk region. The silencing of independent journalists is a crime against the freedom of expression and it is unacceptable,” “I again call on all OSCE participating States to increase pressure on any relevant actors to release both Aseev and Halaziuk” External link

osce Friday, October 25, 2019 11:24:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “Media have the right to cover public events, and journalists must be able to report in a free and safe manner, without fear of intimidation,” External link

osce Friday, October 25, 2019 11:24:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I deplore the incidents with journalists covering public protests in Baku and the cases of obstruction of their work, and call on the authorities to promptly investigate them and take steps to ensure restraint on the part of law enforcement representatives towards members of the media,” External link

osce Friday, October 25, 2019 11:24:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir added : "The silencing of independent journalists is a crime against the freedom of expression and it is unacceptable," External link

voanews Wednesday, October 23, 2019 4:29:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir added : "The silencing of independent journalists is a crime against the freedom of expression and it is unacceptable," External link

unian-en Wednesday, October 23, 2019 2:59:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir added : "The silencing of independent journalists is a crime against the freedom of expression and it is unacceptable," External link

rferl Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:43:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir déclaré : "Je suis choqué par cette condamnation tout à fait illégale" External link

afp-fr Tuesday, October 22, 2019 8:03:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : "The conference will bring together representatives of diverse Russian media, including non-state independent media, media experts and representatives of the authorities and institutions of the Russian Federation, to discuss openly media freedom and media development issues, safety of journalists, regulations affecting freedom of expression, self-regulation mechanisms and issues related to disinformation and quality of information in the Russia Federation and the wider OSCE region," External link

itartass_en Monday, October 21, 2019 2:10:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “This exchange opportunity represents a unique occasion to meet and work with journalists and editors from another community; to immerse themselves in another newsroom; to create new working relationships — perhaps develop friendships — and to report on a local story,” External link

osce Tuesday, October 8, 2019 4:45:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I am concerned about the disproportion of the sentence against Vladislav Sinitsa,” “Even in cases where restriction to freedom of expression can apply, in accordance with international standards, the principle of proportionality must be respected and taken in consideration. The five years prison sentence for a tweet, although reprehensible, is a very harsh and disproportionate punishment. I call on the authorities to carefully review the sentence against the blogger” External link

osce Tuesday, October 8, 2019 4:45:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I reiterate my call on the authorities to drop the charges brought against Prokopyeva, who had no involvement in any terrorist activity or intention to condone terrorism,” “The journalist’s view, even if critical, has nothing to do with justification or promotion of terrorism” External link

osce Tuesday, October 8, 2019 4:45:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : "I am concerned about the disproportion of the sentence against Vladislav Sinitsa," "Even in cases where restriction to freedom of expression can apply, in accordance with international standards, the principle of proportionality must be respected and taken in consideration. The five years prison sentence for a tweet, although reprehensible, is a very harsh and disproportionate punishment. I call on the authorities to carefully review the sentence against the blogger" External link

itartass_en Saturday, October 5, 2019 9:54:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I strongly condemn this attack as well as the death threats against the journalists and their families. Safety of journalists is one of the most important prerequisites of media freedom, which is a key pillar of our democratic systems. Journalists must be able to report on issues of public interest in Bosnia and Herzegovina without pressure or threats, like everywhere else. I urge the authorities to do their utmost and ensure that journalists are able to perform their important work in a safe environment,” External link

sarajevotimes Thursday, October 3, 2019 6:35:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir wrote : "Such an attack and intimidation against a media worker is unacceptable," External link

rferl Tuesday, October 1, 2019 4:45:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir noted : "I have repeatedly called for an independent and effective investigation, in order for all the facts to be brought to light and for all those responsible, including all perpetrators and masterminds, to face justice" External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, September 26, 2019 12:23:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “Journalists should be guaranteed safe working conditions at all times, including while covering protests, and no journalist should be imprisoned in retaliation for their work,” External link

panorama-am-en Tuesday, September 3, 2019 1:46:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said ( about Kyiv Court ) : "I welcome the release of RIA Novosti Ukraina journalist Kirill Vyshinsky today in Kyiv," External link

unian-en Thursday, August 29, 2019 3:00:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir stated : "On this occasion, I also call for the release of all other detained journalists and authors in the OSCE region, in particular Roman Sushchenko and Oleg Sentsov in Russia," External link

unian-en Thursday, August 29, 2019 3:00:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir wrote : "I welcome pre-trial release of RIA Novosti journalist Kirill Vyshinsky today in Kyiv, Ukraine. I called for his release and intervened on this many times. I call for the release of all other detained journalists and authors in OSCE region like [journalist Roman] Sushchenko and [film director Oleh] Sentsov in Russia," External link

rferl Wednesday, August 28, 2019 2:44:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I am concerned with this court decision in Ukraine, as it sets a harmful precedent in the country and could have a dissuading effect on journalistic work,” “Hromadske TV based its assessment on a serious journalistic investigation. The concerned group can contest this affirmation and deny it, but it is the right of the media to publish their view, in good faith, based on the information they gathered on the C14 organization and their members, many of whom declared that they joined the group because of its neo-Nazi orientation” External link

osce Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:10:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “It is important that journalists can report on political activities without fear of economic reprisals or penalties,” “This decision represents a threat to critical independent journalism and I hope it is overturned on appeal” External link

osce Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:10:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I am deeply concerned by this decision to block access to a very respected independent media in Turkey and several online websites,” “Blocking Internet sources is an extreme measure, which can only be applied in cases of gross violations of human rights, or if there is an actual threat to public order. Bianet is an important media reporting on issues of public interest. This decision represents a significant restriction on freedom of expression in Turkey and undermines media freedom commitments of the country” External link

osce Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:10:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I call on the Turkish authorities to review this decision and respect freedom of expression and independent media. Unhindered access to online news sources is key to ensure citizens can have access to credible and trustworthy information with a variety of viewpoints,” External link

osce Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:10:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I deplore all incidents where media workers were harshly treated or were obstructed by law enforcement while covering Saturday’s demonstrations in Moscow. The media plays an important watchdog role, and journalists should be guaranteed unhindered access to public events as well as safe working conditions at all times, including while covering protests,” “I call on the Russian authorities to investigate all incidents involving journalists” External link

osce Friday, August 2, 2019 5:59:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said ( about Pavel Sheremet ) : “Three years on, Pavel Sheremet’s murder remains unsolved and continues to exert a chilling effect on freedom of expression, media freedom and safety of journalists,” “The Ukrainian authorities have a duty to ensure that his murder, as well as all other attacks on and killings of journalists, are prosecuted and that the perpetrators and masterminds behind these crimes are brought to justice. Impunity for such crimes is unacceptable and breeds further violence” External link

osce Friday, July 26, 2019 11:35:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said ( about Hrant Dink ) : “The court decision convicting seven people in relation to the murder of the prominent Turkish-Armenian journalist, Hrant Dink, is a positive step forward, but more needs to be done. I remain hopeful that all others involved in this murder will face justice,” External link

osce Friday, July 26, 2019 11:35:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said ( about Hrant Dink ) : “After twelve years, Hrant’s family, friends and fellow journalists deserve to know the full truth behind this heinous killing. It is therefore of utmost importance that the Turkish authorities identify and bring the masterminds of Dink’s murder to justice,” External link

osce Friday, July 26, 2019 11:35:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I note that there have been important improvements compared to the drafts prepared earlier in the year. The last version of the draft Law on Audiovisual Media incorporates new provisions, which better and more precisely define the object and scope of the law, and mentions the need for the Audio-visual Media Authority (AMA) to respect international and regional standards when adopting its decisions. It is positive that the problematic provisions regarding domain name registration and blocking of online content have been removed, and that the proposal includes a specific adaptation of the right to reply to the new environment of electronic publications,” External link

osce Friday, July 26, 2019 11:35:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “The AMA or any administrative or regulatory body should not deal with matters of defamation, which must remain under the competencies of the courts,” External link

osce Friday, July 26, 2019 11:35:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir concluded : “I hope that the legal analysis, that includes a number of recommendations, will be useful in further discussions. My Office will continue to be closely engaged in this process, which needs to be inclusive for all relevant stakeholders until its conclusion,” External link

osce Friday, July 26, 2019 11:35:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said : "After 12 years, Hrant's family, friends, and fellow journalists deserve to know the full truth behind this heinous killing," "It is therefore of utmost importance that the Turkish authorities identify and bring the masterminds of Dink's murder to justice" External link

panarmenian-en Saturday, July 20, 2019 1:41:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : "After 12 years, Hrant's family, friends, and fellow journalists deserve to know the full truth behind this heinous killing," "It is therefore of utmost importance that the Turkish authorities identify and bring the masterminds of Dink's murder to justice" External link

rferl Friday, July 19, 2019 8:35:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : "I raised his case several times in my contacts with the Ukrainian authorities. There was a decision to postpone court hearing until later this week to take a decision about what will happen next. I reiterate my call for the release of Kirill Vyshinsky," External link

itartass_en Thursday, July 18, 2019 11:07:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir concluded : "The next court hearing on the case of Kirill Vyshinsky is due on July 19, this week, and I really appeal to the Ukrainian authorities to take this opportunity to release him," External link

itartass_en Thursday, July 18, 2019 11:07:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “Since our last meeting in Nur-Sultan last year, there have been many developments in media freedom. In some countries we have seen improvements, but journalists still face threats to their safety and restrictions on their activities,” External link

kabar Thursday, July 18, 2019 4:36:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : "I raised his case several times in my contacts with the Ukrainian authorities. There was a decision to postpone court hearing until later this week to take a decision about what will happen next. I reiterate my call for the release of Kirill Vyshinsky," External link

itartass_en Wednesday, July 17, 2019 12:25:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir concluded : "The next court hearing on the case of Kirill Vyshinsky is due on July 19, this week, and I really appeal to the Ukrainian authorities to take this opportunity to release him," External link

itartass_en Wednesday, July 17, 2019 12:25:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “It is of great concern that a journalist working for a critical outlet is denied press accreditation. Accreditation should not serve as a tool to control content or restrict the flow of information,” “I call on the authorities to reinstate Barotali Nazarov’s accreditation and to issue accreditation to his colleagues at RFE/RL” External link

news-tj-en Monday, July 15, 2019 1:40:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I condemn the attack on channel 112 Ukraine premises today in Kyiv. Hopefully nobody was wounded but such violence and threats against media cannot be tolerated. This is an unacceptable act of intimidation which could have had dramatic consequences,” External link

osce Saturday, July 13, 2019 7:14:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I call on the Ukrainian authorities to thoroughly investigate this attack, and to bring those responsible for this crime to justice,” External link

osce Saturday, July 13, 2019 7:14:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir concluded : “It is crucial that public broadcasters remain independent, so as to continue providing unbiased and objective news to the citizens, and that effective mechanisms are put in place to ensure the proper independence and viability of the public broadcaster,” External link

osce Thursday, July 11, 2019 7:00:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “My Office has been involved in a long process of consultation during the drafting of this legislation,” External link

osce Thursday, July 11, 2019 7:00:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “This year’s Joint Declaration highlights current and future challenges faced by the media, including those which pose a threat to media independence and diversity,” “The protection and promotion of freedom of expression, especially but not only in the digital environment, requires digital infrastructure that is robust and universal. States need to recognize the right to access and use the Internet as a human right, as it is an essential condition for the exercise of freedom of expression” External link

osce Wednesday, July 10, 2019 4:42:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “In order to promote and protect the right to freedom of expression in a digital environment, we need appropriate regulation,” “This also includes the need to address the unaccountable private domination by just a few companies, particularly social media, search platforms and other intermediaries, over communications. We also need independent and multi-stakeholder oversight, transparency and accountability mechanisms to address private content rules that may be inconsistent with international human rights” External link

osce Wednesday, July 10, 2019 4:42:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “In the last seven months, I made over 240 interventions in 41 OSCE participating States. It is appalling that two journalists, Vadim Komarov and Lyra Mckee, were killed, and that there were a further 92 attacks and threats, including one bombing, three shootings, and seven arson attacks against journalists ” “Journalists are targets but it is freedom of opinion and the right of citizens to be informed that are attacked. Fundamentally, what is under assault is the role of the media in democracy” External link

osce Thursday, July 4, 2019 8:03:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir stated : “Freedom of expression requires a digital infrastructure that is robust, universal and accessible to all. Participating States should not disrupt or shut down internet or telecommunications networks,” “Social media companies have responsibilities in the fight against unlawful content and hate speech, but we cannot put them in charge of deleting or blocking unpleasant content in general and in control of our fundamental human rights. We need laws that tackle illegal content but preserve freedom of expression, and stronger international cooperation to ensure inter-operability and efficiency in Internet regulation” External link

osce Thursday, July 4, 2019 8:03:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I will continue to work relentlessly for the release of all concerned journalists across the OSCE region,” External link

osce Thursday, July 4, 2019 8:03:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir stated : “One year on, we must not forget the five of the Capital Gazette. They were killed as journalists, because of their work to inform the public,” “This is a reminder of the level of threats against the press which must be protected more than ever as a cornerstone of democracy” External link

osce Monday, July 1, 2019 9:17:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “the media has the right to cover public events, and law enforcement must respect journalists’ right to report in a free and safe manner at all times” External link

civil-en Friday, June 21, 2019 7:44:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I call on the authorities to drop all charges and fully acquit the journalist. The release of Igor Rudnikov, after his lengthy arrest, is a relief, he should never have been arrested in the first place and forced to spend 20 months in pre-trial detention,” External link

osce Monday, June 17, 2019 6:38:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I hope that Igor Rudnikov and his colleagues from Noviye Kolyosa will be able to continue their journalistic work without pressure and intimidation in the future,” “No journalist in the Russian Federation, and elsewhere in the OSCE region, should be targeted in retaliation for their work” External link

osce Monday, June 17, 2019 6:38:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said ( about Strategy ) : “I am aware of the Reform Action Group meetings and I hope that the Judicial Reform Strategy will contribute to bringing the legislation and judicial policy in line with international standards regarding freedom of expression. For media freedom, it is of the utmost importance to ensure the full respect of the independence of the judiciary and to revise several provisions of the Criminal Code, the Internet law and the Anti-terror law affecting the work of the media,” External link

osce Monday, June 17, 2019 7:44:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir added : “I am appalled by the high number of journalists currently behind bars and prosecuted in Turkey. This doesn’t only hinder the work of media professionals but also prevents the citizens of Turkey from enjoying access to various opinions and to information from pluralistic sources. These practices have a chilling effect and can create self-censorship. It is remarkable that so many courageous independent journalists are continuing their work. It is of the utmost importance that all imprisoned journalists are released and that all charges against them are dropped,” External link

osce Monday, June 17, 2019 7:44:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “Journalists must be able to do their work, including during demonstrations and public actions, freely and without intimidation or violence,” “I call on the authorities to ensure journalists’ safety. This is especially important in the context of the country’s current political developments” External link

osce Monday, June 17, 2019 7:44:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said : "I call on the authorities to release all detained journalists and take swift steps to ensure restraint of force on the part of law enforcement representatives toward members of the media," "Media must be able to provide coverage of public events without hindrance, in a free and safe manner" External link

osce Monday, June 17, 2019 7:44:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “Many of the provisions are excessive and disproportionate and could result in the curtailing of freedom of expression,” External link

newskitchen Thursday, June 13, 2019 4:36:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I condemn this appalling attack that could have had deadly consequences. I am relieved that Denizli will recover, but it is important that no effort is spared in finding and bringing to justice the perpetrators of this horrendous crime as soon as possible. Impunity for attacks against journalists is unacceptable,” External link

osce Thursday, May 30, 2019 5:41:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir concluded : “I am seriously concerned that this is the fourth safety related incident against journalists in Turkey in only two weeks. The authorities need to do their utmost to ensure safe working conditions for all media professionals. Public condemnation is also a crucial element that serves as a preventive measure for the future. This worrying trend needs to be urgently addressed and reversed,” External link

osce Thursday, May 30, 2019 5:41:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “These joint efforts with the Ministry of Culture are crucial for the promotion and support of freedom of the media in Montenegro. It is of utmost importance that the legislative framework is in line with the highest international standards,” External link

osce Wednesday, May 15, 2019 6:51:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I appeal to the authorities to provide citizens with full and unrestricted access to the online news media, both national and international, as well as social platforms and search engines,” External link

news-tj-en Wednesday, May 8, 2019 4:57:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : "I condemn this very violent attack against journalist Vadym Komarov in Cherkasy that has left him in a coma and barely alive. This is an attempted murder against a local investigative journalist known for his reporting on corruption. This targeted attack is particularly alarming and cannot remain unpunished. The investigation was promptly initiated and I call on the authorities to do their utmost to fully investigate the crime," External link

unian-en Tuesday, May 7, 2019 11:06:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir warned : “Targeting journalists puts everyone’s liberties at risk,” External link

neurope Saturday, May 4, 2019 8:33:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir warned : “Targeting journalists puts everyone’s liberties at risk,” External link

neurope Saturday, May 4, 2019 12:03:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I am appalled by this decision which is a terrible setback and confirms the continuous harassment against Cumhuriyet journalists in Turkey. This is particularly disturbing after several Cumhuriyet journalists were released from detention in the past months and the trial demonstrated that the accusation of terrorism against the journalists was groundless. This criminal prosecution against media professionals for holding independent or critical views leads to the weakening of media freedom and grave restriction of freedom of expression in the country,” External link

osce Friday, April 26, 2019 2:32:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “these threats against journalists are unacceptable and must be condemned at the highest level. Authorities of Bosnia and Herzegovina must increase their efforts to guarantee safe working conditions for media professionals. For the democratic development of the country it is of paramount importance to make sure that safety of journalists is ensured at all times and that impunity not become common place” External link

sarajevotimes Thursday, April 25, 2019 10:25:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “The practice of silencing critical voices in Crimea is unacceptable,” “I call on those responsible for the arrests to respect the role of all media actors and release the affected journalists. They should be able to carry out their work without undue interference or fear of violence” External link

friedlnews Thursday, April 18, 2019 11:32:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I have written to the authorities asking them to set forth a series of reforms to ensure unhindered access to online media in the country,” “I would like to reiterate to the state authorities that any blocking measures can only be justified in accordance with international standards, used only in exceptional cases, and be strictly proportionate to the legitimate aim pursued” External link

friedlnews Thursday, April 18, 2019 11:32:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I am alarmed by the search at the Belsat editorial office in Minsk and the seizure of data and notebooks from the journalists,” “This obstructs the work of the independent media, and raises concerns about the protection of the journalists’ confidential sources. The media published a correction after a mistake in publication. It is crucial that public officials refrain from bringing criminal charges against journalists, and I call on the authorities to decriminalize defamation in line with international standards” External link

newskitchen Thursday, April 11, 2019 2:33:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “Such provisions, if adopted, could severely endanger an already challenging environment for media professionals,” “They run against international media freedom standards. Journalists must work in a safe working and legal environment, in order to report on issues of public interest, including street demonstrations, protests and the work of law enforcement authorities. I call on the RS National Assembly to refrain from adopting these amendments, and instead to engage in constructive discussions with the media community and other relevant stakeholders in finding a proper solution” External link

sarajevotimes Sunday, April 7, 2019 2:07:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “Christian Wehrschütz has been working as the ORF correspondent in Ukraine for many years. The denial of entry to Wehrschütz, like to any other journalist, is very detrimental for the freedom of the media. I call on the authorities to reverse their decision and abstain from creating obstacles to his accessing the country for the legitimate pursuit of professional activities,” External link

friedlnews Monday, March 11, 2019 10:21:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “This court decision convicting Mustafa Hajibeyli marks a worrying trend for freedom of expression and freedom of the media in Azerbaijan. I call on the authorities to carefully review the case on appeal, and allow the journalist to work unimpeded in full compliance with the OSCE’s media freedom commitments,” External link

news-am Saturday, February 23, 2019 5:41:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : "It is important to support media outlets in their sustainability at a time when they are undergoing significant transformation processes related to digitalization and the adaptation of modern business models," "Such efforts, however, require both a transparent and fair economic system of support to the media and a legal environment enabling pluralistic and independent media. Among other things, this requires the introduction of laws and safeguard mechanisms that will foster media freedom and safety of journalists, transparent competition on the market, equal access to advertisement sources, free flow of information, and unhindered use of the Internet" External link

news-am Wednesday, February 20, 2019 11:31:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “These threats against journalists are unacceptable and must be condemned at the highest level. Authorities of Bosnia and Herzegovina must increase their efforts to guarantee safe working conditions for media professionals,” External link

osce Friday, February 15, 2019 7:07:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “For the democratic development of the country it is of paramount importance to make sure that safety of journalists is ensured at all times and that impunity not become common place,” External link

osce Friday, February 15, 2019 7:07:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir stated : “Online harassment of women journalists is escalating in the OSCE region and beyond, and has a significant impact on women’s participation in the field of journalism and ability of society to access information. This type of gender-based violence online targets women journalists with a barrage of sexually-explicit, violent and misogynistic abuse, in order to shrink the space that women are able to access online,” External link

osce Friday, February 15, 2019 3:00:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I am concerned by the vagueness and broadness of the objectives of the new legislation and the risk of restrictions to access to information,” “While the aim is to ensure the sustainability of the Internet in the Russian Federation, the new powers given to the regulator over the routing of Internet traffic, along with the requirements for all Internet service providers to install technical mechanisms to withstand threats, may seriously affect the free flow of information. The central control mechanism over the Internet could also be used to cut access to the global Internet and impair the ability of the population to receive and impart information. I call on the Parliament to carefully review the proposed amendments by taking into account the transnational nature of the Internet and its important role for access to information and media pluralism” External link

osce Friday, February 15, 2019 3:00:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir added : “The Internet should be overseen by a regulatory authority which is protected from any external interference, while restrictions on online content should be balanced and transparent and imposed only in strict conformity with international law,” “I recall that at the Ministerial Council meeting in Milan in December 2018, in the Decision on Safety of Journalists the OSCE participating States reaffirmed that the right to freedom of expression includes freedom to hold opinions and to receive and impart information and ideas without interference by public authority and regardless of frontiers and in the Declaration on the Digital Economy, they committed to the greatest possible access to the Internet and acknowledged its benefits. They recognized that the free flow of and access to information, including on the Internet, are essential for the digital economy and beneficial to development” External link

osce Friday, February 15, 2019 3:00:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I strongly condemn these terrible attacks, and urge the Greek authorities to swiftly investigate them,” External link

osce Thursday, January 24, 2019 12:26:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir stated : “I call on the Greek authorities to do their utmost to swiftly bring the perpetrators to justice as to dissuade future violence, and to ensure that journalists can work safely,” External link

osce Thursday, January 24, 2019 12:26:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir stated : “I welcome the decision of the authorities in Azerbaijan to drop new criminal charges against Huseynov,” “I previously expressed my serious concerns about the situation and health conditions of Huseynov, in a letter to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan and a public statement on 9 January , and called on the authorities to drop the new criminal charges and to release him as soon as possible” External link

osce Thursday, January 24, 2019 12:26:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir added : “I call on the authorities to use similar grounds identified by the investigating body and to release Huseynov as soon as possible. Other bloggers and journalists serving their prison sentences in Azerbaijan on trumped-up charges must be freed as well,” External link

osce Thursday, January 24, 2019 12:26:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “States have a responsibility to ensure independent and adequately funded public media that inform the population and contribute to access to culture and education,” External link

osce Thursday, January 24, 2019 12:26:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “It is important that public service media are supported in adapting to the digital media landscape and to changes in how the audiences consume media. They need to adapt to the trend towards online, on-demand content and reach young audiences,” External link

osce Thursday, January 24, 2019 12:26:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir stated : “Journalists must be safe to perform their professional activities without being intimidated, threatened or attacked. I hope that the investigation launched by the authorities will swiftly identify and bring the perpetrators to justice,” External link

osce Thursday, January 24, 2019 12:26:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “It is important that every incident is condemned by the local authorities,” External link

osce Thursday, January 24, 2019 12:26:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : "It is deeply worrying that the latest incident occurred just before Mehman Huseynov's expected release from prison in March 2019 and that the new charges may entail his imprisonment for up to 7 additional years… I call on the authorities to drop new criminal charges against Huseynov and to release him as soon as possible" External link

ifex Tuesday, January 22, 2019 10:42:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I strongly condemn these terrible attacks, and urge the Greek authorities to swiftly investigate them,” External link

themalaymailonline Tuesday, January 22, 2019 8:01:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said : "I strongly condemn these terrible attacks, and urge the Greek authorities to swiftly investigate them," External link

afp-en Tuesday, January 22, 2019 12:09:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said : "I strongly condemn this terrible act, and urge the law enforcement agencies to swiftly investigate it," External link

ifex Friday, December 14, 2018 6:20:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “At a time when journalists are attacked, threatened and killed for their work, this is a major step forward and a strong signal of support to all journalists exposed to difficult and often dangerous conditions in the OSCE region,” External link

osce Friday, December 7, 2018 11:08:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “This is a clear demand to ensure safety of female journalists online, which is one of my main priorities,” "This decision is a result of strong engagement by all 57 OSCE participating States today in Milan. I look forward to working with all governments to ensure effective implementation of this landmark decision adopted today" External link

osce Friday, December 7, 2018 11:08:00 PM EAT

Harlem Désir said : “Authorities have an obligation to ensure that journalists have safe working conditions, and that persons threatening them are prosecuted,” External link

eurasiareview Thursday, December 7, 2017 7:18:00 AM EAT

Harlem Désir said : "Branding media entities as ‘foreign agents’ is a dangerous practice, as it can narrow the space for freedom of the media," External link

itartass_en Wednesday, November 22, 2017 2:24:00 AM EAT

Harlem Désir said ( about Anna Politkovskaya ) : “Despite pledges at the top political level, the majority of killings of journalists in Russia remain unsolved, which is a very serious threat to media freedom. I do acknowledge the progress made in the case of Politkovskaya’s murder, but more still needs to be done,” External link

a1plus Saturday, October 7, 2017 1:58:00 PM EAT

Harlem Désir wrote : "Expelling journalists from or denying them entry to Ukraine are troubling and excessive measures, especially as these actions lack transparency and a proper appeal mechanism," External link

itartass_en Thursday, August 31, 2017 12:05:00 AM EAT

Harlem Désir said : "I call on Ukraine not to arrest and deport journalists from other OSCE States," External link

itartass_en Wednesday, August 30, 2017 7:36:00 PM EAT

Harlem Désir said : "In addition to undermining the credibility of the media, such statements, especially those identifying the media as the 'enemy of the people', could also make journalists more vulnerable to being targeted with violence and abuse," External link

digitaljournal Monday, August 28, 2017 8:37:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir estime ( about Christine Lagarde ) : "les déclarations de l'avocat de Christine Lagarde laissent entendre qu'elle aurait agi différemment si elle avait eu connaissance de certains éléments" External link

romandie Tuesday, January 10, 2017 4:16:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir ajouté : "compte tenu de la dérive du pouvoir en Turquie en matière de violation des droits de l'Homme et de répression contre les journalistes, contre les universitaires, et contre des parlementaires, il ne peut pas y avoir d'ouverture de nouveaux chapitres de négociations" External link

afp-fr Tuesday, December 13, 2016 8:35:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir ajouté : «compte tenu de la dérive du pouvoir en Turquie en matière de violation des droits de l'Homme et de répression contre les journalistes, contre les universitaires, et contre des parlementaires, il ne peut pas y avoir d'ouverture de nouveaux chapitre de négociations» External link

lessentiel-lu-fr Tuesday, December 13, 2016 4:34:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir ajouté : "Mais nous ne sommes pas dans une situation qui permet d'ouvrir de nouveaux chapitres de négociation, donc il n'y aura pas d'ouverture de nouveaux chapitres de négociation" External link

lorientlejour Tuesday, December 13, 2016 2:35:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir ajouté : "Mais nous ne sommes pas dans une situation qui permet d'ouvrir de nouveaux chapitres de négociation, donc il n'y aura pas d'ouverture de nouveaux chapitres de négociation" External link

afp-fr Tuesday, December 13, 2016 2:08:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir répondu ( about la France ) : "La France (...) n'a jamais rompu ses relations diplomatiques avec Cuba, pas plus sous le précédent Gouvernement ou les précédentes majorités dans lesquelles vous exerciez vous-même des responsabilités gouvernementales" External link

lamontagne Thursday, December 1, 2016 10:46:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir demandé : «d'ouvrir une discussion sur la compensation fiscale» External link

WortLuxembourg-fr Monday, November 21, 2016 8:41:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir expliqué : «Compte tenu de l'augmentation de ces échanges, en particulier de la mobilité des travailleurs frontaliers qui sont amenés à doubler au cours des 15 prochaines années, et des conséquences que cela a pour ce qui concerne les investissements faits en France, comme les infrastructures de transport, mais aussi le financement de la dépendance, de l'accompagnement des personnes âgées, et de la petite enfance, nous souhaiterions avoir une discussion plus générale sur la question fiscale» External link

WortLuxembourg-fr Monday, November 21, 2016 8:41:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir explique : «Nous aimerions avoir une discussion plus générale sur la question fiscale puisque ces travailleurs paient leurs impôts à la source au Luxembourg et vivent en France dans des collectivités qui sont amenées à investir ou à prendre en charge les dépenses liées à leur situation» External link

WortLuxembourg-fr Monday, November 21, 2016 8:41:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “It’s a mistake on the part of Mr. Barroso and the worst disservice that a former Commission president could do to the European project at a moment in history when it needs to be supported and strengthened,” External link

france24-en Sunday, July 17, 2016 1:10:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said ( about Commission ) : “The European Commission president should be above the pressures of private interest. The restriction on being hired by a private company should be extended,” External link

france24-en Sunday, July 17, 2016 1:10:00 AM EAT

Harlem Désir told : "I solemnly appeal for him to give up the post," External link

expatica Friday, July 15, 2016 7:00:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir told : "I solemnly appeal for him to give up the post," External link

afp-en Friday, July 15, 2016 5:24:00 PM EAT

Harlem Désir disse ( about José Manuel Durão Barroso ) : “O senhor Barroso fez a cama dos antieuropeus. Apelo pois solenemente a que abandone esse cargo” External link

jornaldoalgarve Friday, July 15, 2016 12:17:00 AM EAT



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ministre0.15%FR11/18/201718/11/2017
représentant de l’ osce0.15%FR10/17/201717/10/2017
minister5.29%EN03/01/201701/03/2017
secrétaire d'etat0.38%FR02/27/201727/02/2017
secrétaire0.76%FR02/21/201721/02/2017
european union commissioner0.30%EN01/15/201715/01/2017
secrétaire d’etat français0.23%FR12/18/201618/12/2016
secrétaire d’etat0.15%FR12/06/201606/12/2016
under-secretary0.08%EN09/08/201608/09/2016
secretary of state0.23%EN02/06/201506/02/2015
state secretary for european union0.23%EN02/06/201506/02/2015
secretary0.30%EN01/23/201523/01/2015
state secretary0.30%EN01/23/201523/01/2015
premier secrétaire33.33%FR04/15/201415/04/2014
patron3.02%FR03/20/201420/03/2014
first secretary0.68%EN01/29/201429/01/2014
premier secrétaire du ps36.89%FR01/23/201423/01/2014
premier secrétaire du parti socialiste français0.53%FR11/24/201324/11/2013
premier secrétaire du parti socialiste15.12%FR11/19/201319/11/2013
nouveau premier secrétaire0.23%FR12/06/201206/12/2012
secrétaire du parti socialiste0.30%FR11/30/201230/11/2012
líder socialista0.08%ES09/14/201014/09/2010
socialista0.08%IT04/25/200925/04/2009
député européen0.83%FR09/24/200724/09/2007
député0.15%FR11/16/200616/11/2006
vice-president0.23%EN06/08/200508/06/2005
Names Lang Count
Harlem DésirFR26.17%
Harlem DésirEN9.36%
Harlem DésirPT8.92%
Harlem DésirES8.40%
Harlem DésirPL8.36%
Harlem DésirDE8.36%
Harlem DésirIT8.36%
Harlem DésirEU8.36%
Harlem DésirRO8.36%
Harlem DesirEN3.84%
Harlem DesirFR1.16%
Harlem DesirPT0.27%
Harlem DesirRU0.03%
Harlem DesirRO0.02%
Harlem DesirHR0.02%


 
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Christophe Deloire wrote ( about Harlem Desir ) : "RSF stands in full solidarity with Harlem Desir. His OSCE RFoM [Representative on Freedom of the Media] mandate is crucial to the defence of media freedom across the OSCE region. We call on Azerbaijan to immediately cease efforts to block consensus for the renewal of his mandate," External link

news-am Monday, July 6, 2020 3:15:00 PM EAT

Hikmet Hajiyev said ( about Harlem Desir ) : “However, we do not see any reaction from Désir regarding this issue. Obviously, Desir’s attitude to human rights is determined by geographical locations,” External link

today-az Friday, February 14, 2020 4:44:00 PM EAT

Alexandr Lukashévich said ( about Harlem Desir ) : "In fact, he has become another political prisoner of the Ukrainian authorities, who in recent years unleashed a real war on dissent. We know that the OSCE Representative on the Freedom of the Media, Harlem Desir, keeps an eye on the Kirill Vyshinsky case. We expect that in his contacts with the new Ukrainian leadership he will bring up the question of his release and the theme of journalists’ security in Ukraine in general," External link

itartass_en Thursday, May 16, 2019 8:43:00 PM EAT

Maria Zakharova said ( about Harlem Désir ) : "On our part, we immediately turned to the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Mr. Harlem Desir for a professional assessment of the Moldovan authorities’ outrageous actions that undermine the fundamental principles of free speech," "We also issued a note to the Foreign Ministry of Moldova" External link

itartass_en Thursday, September 28, 2017 9:39:00 PM EAT

Pascal Praud raille ( about Harlem Désir ) : "On me dit que Harlem Désir serait secrétaire d'État du ministère des Affaires européennes" External link

RTLFrance Thursday, June 23, 2016 12:03:00 PM EAT

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Harlem Desir said : “Threats to media freedom and the work of journalists are on the rise. It is the responsibility of States to ensure better protection for journalistic work, to combat impunity of crimes committed against journalists, to respect the independence of the press and freedom of expression, and to support pluralism and not to stifle it,” External link

osce Thursday, August 6, 2020 2:56:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “The fact that so many journalists are facing prosecution, condemnation and detention for just reporting on issues of public interest, expressing critical views, or ensuring a plurality of opinions remains one of the greatest challenges for the OSCE region,” External link

osce Thursday, August 6, 2020 2:56:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said ( about Jogorku Kenesh ) : ”I am concerned that the law on the Manipulation of Information, which the Jogorku Kenesh (the Parliament) passed on 25 June, may result in undue restrictions to freedom of media,” External link

reliefWeb Monday, June 29, 2020 10:14:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir added : “I share the concern of the authorities to combat the dissemination of false information related to the current health crisis. However, vague legal definitions will not provide media and social media users with the necessary legal certainty in order to foresee the consequences of their activities. Furthermore the regulation of online content by an ‘authorized state body’ may, in the absence of a clear mechanism and due process, seriously restrict freedom of expression. My Office is therefore preparing a review of the law, which I will make available to the authorities,” External link

reliefWeb Monday, June 29, 2020 10:14:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “The journalists play a crucial role in covering events of public interest, particularly those related to elections. Obstruction of media activities negatively affects media freedom and the free flow of information, and is a matter of great concern,” “I call on the authorities to ensure that journalists are able to do their work, to cover and report on public gatherings without fear of being detained” External link

osce Thursday, June 25, 2020 1:07:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said : ”Freedom of expression, media and information, both online and offline, are indispensable conditions for the development and well-being of our society. This holds true even more when hit by a crisis as the one we are currently facing. Restricting information is never the proper answer to addressing our safety concerns,” External link

osce Thursday, June 25, 2020 1:07:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said : "The ongoing blocking of an online news resource is a severe restriction on the freedom of expression, which goes far beyond the request to take down specific content," External link

irishsun Wednesday, June 24, 2020 1:07:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I strongly condemn the shameful and dangerous attacks against journalist Gluhić. Such attacks and threats against the press are unacceptable, especially by politicians. I call on the authorities to swiftly investigate the incidents, bring the perpetrators to justice, and protect the journalist,” External link

sarajevotimes Tuesday, June 9, 2020 2:50:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir wrote : “I call on the authorities to exercise restraint and to ensure that journalists can work safely while reporting on public protests,” External link

aa-en Monday, June 1, 2020 8:32:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I am concerned by the restriction of access to the Akhbor news site from the territory of Tajikistan,” “The ongoing blocking of an online news resource is a severe restriction on the freedom of expression, which goes far beyond the request to take down specific content. I recall the importance of taking into account the principle of proportionality in any decision affecting media freedom” External link

osce Sunday, May 31, 2020 3:34:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir wrote : “Journalists must be safe to report on matters of public interest,” External link

voanews-sw Friday, May 29, 2020 11:01:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir wrote : “Journalists must be safe to report on matters of public interest,” External link

voanews Friday, May 29, 2020 10:31:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I am concerned by the brief detention of journalist Veliša Kadić while covering a protest in Nikšić. Journalists must be able to report freely and unhindered on demonstrations. There must be no restriction or obstruction on the work of the media reporting on events of public interest,” External link

osce Friday, May 22, 2020 1:40:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I am alarmed by the detention and imprisonment of journalists and freelance reporters Mikhail Arshynski, Dzmitryy Lupach, Ales Asiptsow and Alexander Burakou for their alleged participation in unauthorized events,” External link

osce Friday, May 22, 2020 1:40:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “The detention for almost a year of journalist and editor Abdulmumin Gadzhiev is a great concern. Abdulamin Gadziev is a well-known and respected journalist, and is not involved in any terrorist activities,” “I reiterate my call on the authorities to drop the charges brought against Gadzhiev and to release him” External link

osce Friday, May 22, 2020 1:40:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I am alarmed by the detention and imprisonment of journalists and freelance reporters Mikhail Arshynski, Dzmitryy Lupach, Ales Asiptsow and Alexander Burakou for their alleged participation in unauthorized events,” External link

newskitchen Thursday, May 14, 2020 12:13:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir added : “Journalists must be able to pursue their work without fear of criminal reprisal, and I commend the fact that Kazakhstan, alongside Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, have implemented their pledge to decriminalize defamation,” External link

osce Saturday, May 9, 2020 11:47:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I fully understand the need to combat violent extremism and terrorist propaganda. However, I am concerned by the scope and the potential impact of the new amendments to the law on countering terrorism and their impact on media freedom,” External link

osce Saturday, May 9, 2020 11:47:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “Recently, we have noticed increasing pressure being put on critical TV channels in Turkey,” External link

osce Saturday, May 9, 2020 11:47:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “Too many journalists have been criminally prosecuted or investigated, or have fallen victim to heavy fines, simply for performing their duty of informing citizens,” External link

rferl Thursday, May 7, 2020 11:33:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir disse : “Partilho plenamente a necessidade de combater a disseminação de informações falsas relacionadas com a pandemia, mas é fundamental garantir que a liberdade dos media seja respeitada e que os jornalistas tenham liberdade de relatar a pandemia, sem restrições indevidas” External link

diarioeconomico Thursday, April 23, 2020 9:43:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir disse : “Embora eu acolha com satisfação as medidas tomadas pelas autoridades turcas para evitar a superlotação nas prisões como forma de combater a disseminação do coronavírus, estou desapontado e preocupado que os profissionais dos media não beneficiem dessa medida. Os jornalistas não devem ser mantidos na prisão por causa do seu trabalho ou estarem associados ao terrorismo. Nas circunstâncias atuais, e diante da emergência de saúde nas prisões, exorto as autoridades turcas a incluir jornalistas nesta nova medida e a libertá-los ” External link

diarioeconomico Monday, April 20, 2020 10:13:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “While I welcome the steps taken by the Turkish authorities to prevent overcrowding in prisons as a means of tackling the spread of the coronavirus, I am disappointed and worried that media professionals will not benefit from this measure. Journalists should not be kept in prison in relation to their work or be associated with terrorism. In the current circumstances, and faced with the health emergency in prisons, I urge the Turkish authorities to include journalists in this new measure and to release them,” External link

reliefWeb Friday, April 17, 2020 8:01:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I am concerned about the detainment of Tatjana Lazarević and the way local authorities in North Mitrovica relate to the KoSSev portal. Journalists play a key role during this health crisis by providing vital information to the public. Access to information and a free working environment are therefore crucial and must be constantly provided” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Monday, April 13, 2020 2:54:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir added : “Access to information and a free working environment are therefore essential and need to be ensured at all times,” External link

rferl Sunday, April 12, 2020 11:11:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “Journalists play a key role during this health crisis by providing vital information to the public. Access to information and a free working environment are therefore essential and need to be ensured at all times,” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, April 12, 2020 6:07:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I am concerned about the brief arrest of Tatjana Lazarević and how the local authorities in Mitrovica North are treating the work of the KoSSev portal. Journalists play a key role during this health crisis by providing vital information to the public. Access to information and a free working environment are therefore essential and need to be ensured at all times,” External link

osce Sunday, April 12, 2020 3:58:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I am concerned by these verbal attacks and threats against the public service broadcaster in Slovenia,” “Media professionals must be able to operate free of any form of pressure or intimidation. In this time of health crisis, the role of an independent public broadcaster, as of other independent media, is key in providing important and reliable information to the public and in combatting false information on the pandemic. I hope the government will support RTVS in this important mission. There should be no threats to RTVS’ journalists, as this could be detrimental to the work of the public service broadcaster and have a chilling effect on media freedom in the country more generally” External link

sarajevotimes Wednesday, April 1, 2020 9:48:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “Politicians should endure a higher threshold of criticism, and must ensure that even those voices that they disagree with are protected,” External link

sarajevotimes Wednesday, April 1, 2020 9:48:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir acrescentou : “Entendo perfeitamente a necessidade de combater informações falsas no contexto da pandemia de Covid-19, mas quero enfatizar o papel fundamental da imprensa em fornecer informações importantes ao público e em combater as notícias falsas sobre a pandemia” External link

diarioeconomico Sunday, March 29, 2020 10:58:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I welcome the ‘Explanatory Memorandum on measures taken by the Government of Armenia in response to the Press Release of 24 March of the Representative on Freedom of the Media’ that I received today from the authorities of Armenia,” External link

panarmenian-en Sunday, March 29, 2020 1:41:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir concluded : “At the same time, I recall the importance of ensuring the free flow of information, which is a key component for providing the public with information on the vital measures needed to contain the virus, as well as the respect for the right of the media to report on the pandemic and governmental policies. We will continue to co-operate with the Armenian authorities in this endeavor during this emergency situation and thereafter by developing good practices and a strategy to combat ‘fake news’ and disinformation,” External link

panarmenian-en Sunday, March 29, 2020 1:41:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I welcome the ‘Explanatory Memorandum on measures taken by the Government of Armenia in response to the Press Release of 24 March of the Representative on Freedom of the Media’ that I received today from the authorities of Armenia,” “I note, in particular, that the Government has decided to amend the Decree on the State of Emergency concerning the regulations of media activity in order to address my concerns, those of media advocacy NGOs and editors in Armenia, as well as the common position of the international mandates on freedom of expression expressed in of 19 March” External link

a1plus Saturday, March 28, 2020 12:30:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir concluded : “At the same time, I recall the importance of ensuring the free flow of information, which is a key component for providing the public with information on the vital measures needed to contain the virus, as well as the respect for the right of the media to report on the pandemic and governmental policies. We will continue to co-operate with the Armenian authorities in this endeavor during this emergency situation and thereafter by developing good practices and a strategy to combat ‘fake news’ and disinformation,” External link

a1plus Saturday, March 28, 2020 12:30:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said : "The media has a key role to play in providing important information to the public in this situation and to combat 'fake news' on the crisis," External link

rferl Wednesday, March 25, 2020 8:28:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I am concerned by this ban imposed on Evrensel, whose journalists have already faced many obstacles in the past. It is particularly worrying that, for the past six months, no sustainable solution was found on this important issue,” External link

sarajevotimes Wednesday, March 25, 2020 1:00:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I call on the authorities to lift the advertising ban, which poses a threat to the existence of the Evrensel daily,” External link

sarajevotimes Wednesday, March 25, 2020 1:00:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I fully understand the aim of the new law to avoid panic, aggression and to combat false information during the COVID-19 pandemic,” External link

panorama-am-en Wednesday, March 25, 2020 10:13:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir warned : “Branding media entities as ‘foreign agents’ is a dangerous practice, as it can narrow the space for freedom of the media,” External link

al-monitor Wednesday, March 25, 2020 3:08:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I fully understand the need to combat false information during a health emergency, however, there is a great risk that the new regulation will not so much penalize the disseminators of harmful disinformation but instead make the work of independent journalism more difficult,” External link

sarajevotimes Tuesday, March 24, 2020 11:28:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : "I fully understand the aim of tackling the dissemination of false information which creates panic and disorder during this health crisis," External link

rferl Tuesday, March 24, 2020 9:43:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir added : "the concerned legislation should not impede the free work of journalists or their ability to report on the pandemic and to provide information necessary to the public" External link

rferl Tuesday, March 24, 2020 9:43:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I strongly denounce the attack against journalists Nebih Maxhuni and Diamant Bajra, as well as cameraman Arsim Rexhepi, while reporting on the COVID-19 pandemic in Mitrovica North today. Freedom of the media needs to be guaranteed and protected at any time. In the current circumstances, the media must be able to report and publish freely, without intimidation or violence, on issues related to the current health situation,” External link

sarajevotimes Tuesday, March 24, 2020 10:48:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I fully understand the aim of tackling the dissemination of false information which creates panic and disorder during this heath crisis, but the concerned legislation should not impede the free work of journalists or their ability to report on the pandemic and to provide information necessary to the public. The press is an indispensable ally in the provision of important information to citizens and in the fight against ‘fake news’,” “The OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina is not familiar with the details of the new measures. The best response to concerns about the spread of ‘fake news’ is for authorities to communicate frequently with its citizens so that reliable information is provided to them about the measures taken, the rights and obligations of persons and businesses, and how to behave during these challenging times. Censorship and limiting freedom of expression are not helpful and can undermine trust in institutions” External link

sarajevotimes Monday, March 23, 2020 9:57:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I strongly condemn the violent attack today against Slavi Angelov in Sofia,” “This is an unacceptable act of intimidation against the journalist, which could have ended in his death. Angelov is known for his investigative reporting on political and environmental corruption issues. Such an attack against the press cannot be tolerated. I will closely follow the investigation opened by the authorities. I urge them to swiftly identify and bring those responsible to justice” External link

sarajevotimes Thursday, March 19, 2020 3:02:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : "This is an unacceptable act of intimidation against the journalist, which could have ended in his death," "Such an attack against the press cannot be tolerated" External link

startribune Wednesday, March 18, 2020 9:11:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : "This is an unacceptable act of intimidation against the journalist, which could have ended in his death," External link

afp-en Wednesday, March 18, 2020 8:23:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : "her comments, however critical, had nothing to do with the promotion or support of terrorism" External link

rferl Tuesday, March 17, 2020 11:20:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I condemn the detention of the Editor-in-Chief of Sputnik’s Turkey service, Mahir Boztepe, and three other Sputnik journalists earlier today,” “This represents a significant encroachment on freedom of expression and media freedom in the country. It is paramount that the authorities ensure the safety of foreign correspondents at all times, including during conflicts” External link

osce Thursday, March 5, 2020 11:23:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “This analysis offers important recommendations that aim to improve the draft law in line with international standards and OSCE commitments. I call upon the authorities to take these recommendations into consideration, before adopting the law, to facilitate better the regulation of media freedom in Ukraine,” “My Office stands ready to continue working with Ukraine and to provide necessary policy recommendations” External link

osce Thursday, March 5, 2020 11:23:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I call on the authorities to urgently explore and find effective solutions to lift the blocking of the bank accounts of UA:PBC. It is particularly important to ensure that the public broadcaster created in 2014 doesn’t bear such a burden from its predecessor, that this is detrimental to its mission and development today,” “I underline that public service broadcasting plays an indispensable role in providing public interest programming and enhancing the professionalism of media, thereby contributing to diversity, and pluralism. This is only possible when the state secures and respects its independence and sustainability” External link

osce Thursday, March 5, 2020 11:23:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I strongly condemn the threats against the journalists of the web portal Capital. Such pressure against journalists in connection with their investigation on issues of public interest is unacceptable and dangerous for their safety. Media professionals must be able to do their work, without fear of being harassed or threatened,” External link

osce Wednesday, February 26, 2020 7:05:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said ( about Julian Assange ) : “I call on the UK authorities not to extradite Julian Assange when the hearing takes place on Monday. I am particularly concerned by the numerous charges he faces and the disproportionate prison sentence, up to a total of 175 years, that he could potentially face if extradited and convicted,” “The public interest of several of the publications by WikiLeaks in 2010 should be taken into account, as it contributed to important investigative reports and news reporting. It is essential to consider the impact on freedom of expression and media freedom if he is extradited and convicted. This could have a chilling effect on journalism and press freedom” External link

osce Wednesday, February 26, 2020 7:05:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “On the second anniversary of Kuciak’s death, my heart goes out to his family and colleagues, and to those of his partner. Ján Kuciak, who paid a heavy price for unveiling corruption cases, has become the symbol of a free press and a generation which fights for more transparency and democracy,” “I admire the commitment of his colleagues and family to bring those responsible for the murders to justice, and I recall our comprehensive discussions on the case, and the media situation in general, during my visit to Bratislava in December last year. I am following the public hearings of the trial with considerable interest” External link

osce Wednesday, February 26, 2020 7:05:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I strongly condemn the threats against the journalists of the web portal Capital. Such pressure against journalists in connection with their investigation on issues of public interest are unacceptable and dangerous for their safety. Media professionals must be able to do their work, without fear of being harassed or threatened,” External link

sarajevotimes Monday, February 24, 2020 10:07:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : "I am very concerned by last night's detentions, violent incidents and mistreatment by law enforcement representatives," External link

irishsun Wednesday, February 12, 2020 10:30:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir ajouté : "beaucoup d'ingérence de l'Etat dans les activités des médias et dans le journalisme" External link

afp-fr Wednesday, February 5, 2020 7:21:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “Such a strategy is of critical importance to the Serbian media landscape,” “My Office and the OSCE Mission to Serbia have, over the last couple of years, provided substantial assistance in order to ensure a climate that is conducive to media freedom in the country. I am pleased to see this has been fruitful” External link

osce Tuesday, February 4, 2020 12:01:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said ( about Mykola Semena ) : “I am glad that Mykola Semena is finally free,” “I have long campaigned for his release; it was unacceptable that he was persecuted in the first place for expressing his views. I hope this means he will now be able to resume his journalistic work unhindered, and travel freely” External link

osce Tuesday, February 4, 2020 12:01:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said ( about Mykola Semena ) : "I am glad that Mykola Semena is finally free," External link

unian-en Monday, February 3, 2020 9:31:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said ( about Mykola Semena ) : "Semena's case reminds us of the harsh conditions in which journalists work when covering the conflict in and around Ukraine," External link

unian-en Monday, February 3, 2020 9:31:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said ( about Mykola Semena ) : “Semena’s case reminds us of the harsh conditions in which journalists work when covering the conflict in and around Ukraine,” External link

rferl Monday, February 3, 2020 7:53:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir added : "the need to fight against disinformation” in Ukraine at a time when the country is facing a Russia-backed insurgency in the easternmost regions of Donetsk and Luhansk. “But this should not be done at the expense of media freedom and through state interference in the content of the media and in the organization of journalism activities in the country," External link

voanews Saturday, January 25, 2020 2:47:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said : "self-regulation, support for professional standards of journalism and fact-checking initiatives, independence of the media, diversity of sources to debunk false information, and the development of media literacy," External link

voanews Saturday, January 25, 2020 2:47:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said : "I understand the need to fight against disinformation, especially in the context of the current conflict in and around Ukraine. But this should not be done at the expense of media freedom and through state interference in the content of the media and in the organization of journalism activities in the country," External link

unian-en Friday, January 24, 2020 12:59:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said : "self-regulation, support for professional standards of journalism and fact-checking initiatives, independence of the media, diversity of sources to debunk false information, and the development of media literacy," External link

rferl Thursday, January 23, 2020 11:30:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “The truth about this horrendous crime must be known,” “I hope the killers and those who organized the murder will now be identified. I call for an end of impunity in this murder” External link

osce Friday, December 20, 2019 10:14:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said ( about Pavel Sheremet ) : “Pavel Sheremet was a courageous journalist who reported on human rights violations, journalists’ disappearances and corruption cases,” “He received many awards, but also many threats because of his work. His assassination was a shock in Ukraine and in Europe. All those involved, all perpetrators and masterminds, must face justice” External link

osce Friday, December 20, 2019 10:14:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “Media self-regulation is a useful mechanism for promoting quality information, safeguarding editorial freedom and strengthening media credibility,” External link

osce Friday, December 20, 2019 10:14:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir concluded : “I hope this joint work by several organizations in North Macedonia will be useful to online media platforms as well as to the wider media community,” External link

osce Friday, December 20, 2019 10:14:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I am highly concerned that today these media in Kyrgyzstan have to fight a legal battle which will cast a shadow upon their very existence,” External link

osce Friday, December 20, 2019 10:14:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “monitor closely the application of the law which must, in no way, impede freedom of expression and media freedom,” External link

ABCnews Thursday, December 19, 2019 2:31:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir writes : “These notions remain wide and do not envision specific rules on how to provide protection for freedom of expression. That is why it is recommended to amend the relevant article of the draft law,” External link

tiranatimes Tuesday, December 10, 2019 11:43:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I am appalled by this decision,” External link

nrttv Wednesday, November 13, 2019 7:58:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : "I am appalled by this decision," External link

trust2 Wednesday, November 13, 2019 4:23:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : "I am appalled by this decision," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, November 13, 2019 2:03:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “In too many cases, we have seen the perpetrators of crimes against journalists remain free. Around 400 journalists have been killed in the OSCE region in the past 25 years, and less than 15 per cent of murders of journalists have been solved. Statistics like this prove that journalists’ safety must become a higher priority for governments,” “This year alone has seen two more journalists killed while carrying out their work, Lyra McKee in Northern Ireland (United Kingdom), and Vadim Komarov in Cherkasy (Ukraine)” External link

sarajevotimes Saturday, November 2, 2019 9:30:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “Too many journalists have been killed across the OSCE region in recent years. These include Daphne Caruana Galizia, whose family I met during a recent visit to Malta. I hope that the investigation there will identify those responsible for this murder and bring them to justice,” “I also think of Ján Kuciak, who was killed in Slovakia last year, and where charges have been brought against four individuals in relation to his murder. I hope that justice can finally be served in this case. The failure to prosecute can create an environment of impunity for those who might attack journalists, and breed further violence” External link

sarajevotimes Saturday, November 2, 2019 9:30:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “accreditation should not be used as a work permit,” External link

rferl Friday, November 1, 2019 12:50:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I strongly condemn this heinous threat, which is totally unacceptable. It is of utmost importance that the relevant authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina investigate this case without any delay, and bring the person responsible for this message to justice,” “Journalists must be able to do their investigative work without fearing for their lives. Those who utter such threats must face the harshest justice. This is necessary to protect the safety of journalists” External link

sarajevotimes Thursday, October 31, 2019 8:01:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : "It is of utmost importance that the relevant authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina investigate this case without any delay," External link

rferl Wednesday, October 30, 2019 12:17:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said ( about Robert Bas ) : “Respect for the confidentiality of journalists’ sources is a vital element of media freedom, recognized by international standards and OSCE commitments,” “I call on the Dutch authorities to release journalist Bas from custody, and to ensure that all steps are taken to respect his privilege to keep his sources confidential” External link

osce Saturday, October 26, 2019 7:12:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I welcome the release of four journalists and media workers today in Turkey, at a time when the new judicial reform is entering into force. Journalists should not spend even one day in prison on charges that are related to their professional activities. I urge the Turkish authorities to use this positive momentum and release all journalists who are still behind bars in the country,” External link

osce Saturday, October 26, 2019 7:12:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I strongly condemn this heinous threat, which is totally unacceptable. It is of utmost importance that the relevant authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina investigate this case without any delay, and bring the person responsible for this message to justice,” “Journalists must be able to do their investigative work without fearing for their lives. Those who utter such threats must face the harshest justice. This is necessary to protect the safety of journalists” External link

sarajevotimes Saturday, October 26, 2019 5:18:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I welcome the release of four journalists and media workers today in Turkey, at a time when the new judicial reform is entering into force,” External link

nrttv Saturday, October 26, 2019 8:02:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said : "I welcome the release of four journalists and media workers today in Turkey, at a time when the new judicial reform is entering into force," External link

middleeasteye Saturday, October 26, 2019 2:44:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said : "I welcome the release of four journalists and media workers today in Turkey, at a time when the new judicial reform is entering into force," External link

wsau Saturday, October 26, 2019 12:01:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said : "I welcome the release of four journalists and media workers today in Turkey, at a time when the new judicial reform is entering into force," External link

news-yahoo Friday, October 25, 2019 11:46:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I strongly condemn this heinous threat, which is totally unacceptable. It is of utmost importance that the relevant authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina investigate this case without any delay, and bring the person responsible for this message to justice,” “Journalists must be able to do their investigative work without fearing for their lives. Those who utter such threats must face the harshest justice. This is necessary to protect the safety of journalists” External link

osce Friday, October 25, 2019 4:50:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I am concerned by the number of incidents and attacks against journalists while covering demonstrations in Barcelona in the past days,” “Some of these incidents involved law enforcement officers. I call on the authorities to ensure the protection of journalists and media professionals who are covering the protests in Catalonia” External link

osce Friday, October 25, 2019 11:24:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “It is essential to ensure that the press can report freely on public demonstrations, and I call on the Spanish authorities to thoroughly investigate all incidents involving violence against journalists,” “I also urge the authorities to ensure that law enforcement personnel refrain from obstructing the work of journalists, and to ensure their safety at all times” External link

osce Friday, October 25, 2019 11:24:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I strongly denounce the imprisonment of Stanislav Aseev and I am shocked by his completely illegal conviction and sentencing to 15 years in jail. I reiterate that he must be released immediately,” External link

osce Friday, October 25, 2019 11:24:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “Aseev and Halaziuk were among the very few independent journalists who worked and reported from the non-government controlled area of Donetsk region. The silencing of independent journalists is a crime against the freedom of expression and it is unacceptable,” “I again call on all OSCE participating States to increase pressure on any relevant actors to release both Aseev and Halaziuk” External link

osce Friday, October 25, 2019 11:24:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “Media have the right to cover public events, and journalists must be able to report in a free and safe manner, without fear of intimidation,” External link

osce Friday, October 25, 2019 11:24:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I deplore the incidents with journalists covering public protests in Baku and the cases of obstruction of their work, and call on the authorities to promptly investigate them and take steps to ensure restraint on the part of law enforcement representatives towards members of the media,” External link

osce Friday, October 25, 2019 11:24:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir added : "The silencing of independent journalists is a crime against the freedom of expression and it is unacceptable," External link

voanews Wednesday, October 23, 2019 4:29:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir added : "The silencing of independent journalists is a crime against the freedom of expression and it is unacceptable," External link

unian-en Wednesday, October 23, 2019 2:59:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir added : "The silencing of independent journalists is a crime against the freedom of expression and it is unacceptable," External link

rferl Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:43:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir déclaré : "Je suis choqué par cette condamnation tout à fait illégale" External link

afp-fr Tuesday, October 22, 2019 8:03:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : "The conference will bring together representatives of diverse Russian media, including non-state independent media, media experts and representatives of the authorities and institutions of the Russian Federation, to discuss openly media freedom and media development issues, safety of journalists, regulations affecting freedom of expression, self-regulation mechanisms and issues related to disinformation and quality of information in the Russia Federation and the wider OSCE region," External link

itartass_en Monday, October 21, 2019 2:10:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “This exchange opportunity represents a unique occasion to meet and work with journalists and editors from another community; to immerse themselves in another newsroom; to create new working relationships — perhaps develop friendships — and to report on a local story,” External link

osce Tuesday, October 8, 2019 4:45:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I am concerned about the disproportion of the sentence against Vladislav Sinitsa,” “Even in cases where restriction to freedom of expression can apply, in accordance with international standards, the principle of proportionality must be respected and taken in consideration. The five years prison sentence for a tweet, although reprehensible, is a very harsh and disproportionate punishment. I call on the authorities to carefully review the sentence against the blogger” External link

osce Tuesday, October 8, 2019 4:45:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I reiterate my call on the authorities to drop the charges brought against Prokopyeva, who had no involvement in any terrorist activity or intention to condone terrorism,” “The journalist’s view, even if critical, has nothing to do with justification or promotion of terrorism” External link

osce Tuesday, October 8, 2019 4:45:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : "I am concerned about the disproportion of the sentence against Vladislav Sinitsa," "Even in cases where restriction to freedom of expression can apply, in accordance with international standards, the principle of proportionality must be respected and taken in consideration. The five years prison sentence for a tweet, although reprehensible, is a very harsh and disproportionate punishment. I call on the authorities to carefully review the sentence against the blogger" External link

itartass_en Saturday, October 5, 2019 9:54:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I strongly condemn this attack as well as the death threats against the journalists and their families. Safety of journalists is one of the most important prerequisites of media freedom, which is a key pillar of our democratic systems. Journalists must be able to report on issues of public interest in Bosnia and Herzegovina without pressure or threats, like everywhere else. I urge the authorities to do their utmost and ensure that journalists are able to perform their important work in a safe environment,” External link

sarajevotimes Thursday, October 3, 2019 6:35:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir wrote : "Such an attack and intimidation against a media worker is unacceptable," External link

rferl Tuesday, October 1, 2019 4:45:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir noted : "I have repeatedly called for an independent and effective investigation, in order for all the facts to be brought to light and for all those responsible, including all perpetrators and masterminds, to face justice" External link

MaltaIndipendent Thursday, September 26, 2019 12:23:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “Journalists should be guaranteed safe working conditions at all times, including while covering protests, and no journalist should be imprisoned in retaliation for their work,” External link

panorama-am-en Tuesday, September 3, 2019 1:46:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said ( about Kyiv Court ) : "I welcome the release of RIA Novosti Ukraina journalist Kirill Vyshinsky today in Kyiv," External link

unian-en Thursday, August 29, 2019 3:00:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir stated : "On this occasion, I also call for the release of all other detained journalists and authors in the OSCE region, in particular Roman Sushchenko and Oleg Sentsov in Russia," External link

unian-en Thursday, August 29, 2019 3:00:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir wrote : "I welcome pre-trial release of RIA Novosti journalist Kirill Vyshinsky today in Kyiv, Ukraine. I called for his release and intervened on this many times. I call for the release of all other detained journalists and authors in OSCE region like [journalist Roman] Sushchenko and [film director Oleh] Sentsov in Russia," External link

rferl Wednesday, August 28, 2019 2:44:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I am concerned with this court decision in Ukraine, as it sets a harmful precedent in the country and could have a dissuading effect on journalistic work,” “Hromadske TV based its assessment on a serious journalistic investigation. The concerned group can contest this affirmation and deny it, but it is the right of the media to publish their view, in good faith, based on the information they gathered on the C14 organization and their members, many of whom declared that they joined the group because of its neo-Nazi orientation” External link

osce Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:10:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “It is important that journalists can report on political activities without fear of economic reprisals or penalties,” “This decision represents a threat to critical independent journalism and I hope it is overturned on appeal” External link

osce Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:10:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I am deeply concerned by this decision to block access to a very respected independent media in Turkey and several online websites,” “Blocking Internet sources is an extreme measure, which can only be applied in cases of gross violations of human rights, or if there is an actual threat to public order. Bianet is an important media reporting on issues of public interest. This decision represents a significant restriction on freedom of expression in Turkey and undermines media freedom commitments of the country” External link

osce Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:10:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I call on the Turkish authorities to review this decision and respect freedom of expression and independent media. Unhindered access to online news sources is key to ensure citizens can have access to credible and trustworthy information with a variety of viewpoints,” External link

osce Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:10:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I deplore all incidents where media workers were harshly treated or were obstructed by law enforcement while covering Saturday’s demonstrations in Moscow. The media plays an important watchdog role, and journalists should be guaranteed unhindered access to public events as well as safe working conditions at all times, including while covering protests,” “I call on the Russian authorities to investigate all incidents involving journalists” External link

osce Friday, August 2, 2019 5:59:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said ( about Pavel Sheremet ) : “Three years on, Pavel Sheremet’s murder remains unsolved and continues to exert a chilling effect on freedom of expression, media freedom and safety of journalists,” “The Ukrainian authorities have a duty to ensure that his murder, as well as all other attacks on and killings of journalists, are prosecuted and that the perpetrators and masterminds behind these crimes are brought to justice. Impunity for such crimes is unacceptable and breeds further violence” External link

osce Friday, July 26, 2019 11:35:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said ( about Hrant Dink ) : “The court decision convicting seven people in relation to the murder of the prominent Turkish-Armenian journalist, Hrant Dink, is a positive step forward, but more needs to be done. I remain hopeful that all others involved in this murder will face justice,” External link

osce Friday, July 26, 2019 11:35:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said ( about Hrant Dink ) : “After twelve years, Hrant’s family, friends and fellow journalists deserve to know the full truth behind this heinous killing. It is therefore of utmost importance that the Turkish authorities identify and bring the masterminds of Dink’s murder to justice,” External link

osce Friday, July 26, 2019 11:35:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I note that there have been important improvements compared to the drafts prepared earlier in the year. The last version of the draft Law on Audiovisual Media incorporates new provisions, which better and more precisely define the object and scope of the law, and mentions the need for the Audio-visual Media Authority (AMA) to respect international and regional standards when adopting its decisions. It is positive that the problematic provisions regarding domain name registration and blocking of online content have been removed, and that the proposal includes a specific adaptation of the right to reply to the new environment of electronic publications,” External link

osce Friday, July 26, 2019 11:35:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “The AMA or any administrative or regulatory body should not deal with matters of defamation, which must remain under the competencies of the courts,” External link

osce Friday, July 26, 2019 11:35:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir concluded : “I hope that the legal analysis, that includes a number of recommendations, will be useful in further discussions. My Office will continue to be closely engaged in this process, which needs to be inclusive for all relevant stakeholders until its conclusion,” External link

osce Friday, July 26, 2019 11:35:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said : "After 12 years, Hrant's family, friends, and fellow journalists deserve to know the full truth behind this heinous killing," "It is therefore of utmost importance that the Turkish authorities identify and bring the masterminds of Dink's murder to justice" External link

panarmenian-en Saturday, July 20, 2019 1:41:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : "After 12 years, Hrant's family, friends, and fellow journalists deserve to know the full truth behind this heinous killing," "It is therefore of utmost importance that the Turkish authorities identify and bring the masterminds of Dink's murder to justice" External link

rferl Friday, July 19, 2019 8:35:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : "I raised his case several times in my contacts with the Ukrainian authorities. There was a decision to postpone court hearing until later this week to take a decision about what will happen next. I reiterate my call for the release of Kirill Vyshinsky," External link

itartass_en Thursday, July 18, 2019 11:07:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir concluded : "The next court hearing on the case of Kirill Vyshinsky is due on July 19, this week, and I really appeal to the Ukrainian authorities to take this opportunity to release him," External link

itartass_en Thursday, July 18, 2019 11:07:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “Since our last meeting in Nur-Sultan last year, there have been many developments in media freedom. In some countries we have seen improvements, but journalists still face threats to their safety and restrictions on their activities,” External link

kabar Thursday, July 18, 2019 4:36:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : "I raised his case several times in my contacts with the Ukrainian authorities. There was a decision to postpone court hearing until later this week to take a decision about what will happen next. I reiterate my call for the release of Kirill Vyshinsky," External link

itartass_en Wednesday, July 17, 2019 12:25:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir concluded : "The next court hearing on the case of Kirill Vyshinsky is due on July 19, this week, and I really appeal to the Ukrainian authorities to take this opportunity to release him," External link

itartass_en Wednesday, July 17, 2019 12:25:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “It is of great concern that a journalist working for a critical outlet is denied press accreditation. Accreditation should not serve as a tool to control content or restrict the flow of information,” “I call on the authorities to reinstate Barotali Nazarov’s accreditation and to issue accreditation to his colleagues at RFE/RL” External link

news-tj-en Monday, July 15, 2019 1:40:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I condemn the attack on channel 112 Ukraine premises today in Kyiv. Hopefully nobody was wounded but such violence and threats against media cannot be tolerated. This is an unacceptable act of intimidation which could have had dramatic consequences,” External link

osce Saturday, July 13, 2019 7:14:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I call on the Ukrainian authorities to thoroughly investigate this attack, and to bring those responsible for this crime to justice,” External link

osce Saturday, July 13, 2019 7:14:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir concluded : “It is crucial that public broadcasters remain independent, so as to continue providing unbiased and objective news to the citizens, and that effective mechanisms are put in place to ensure the proper independence and viability of the public broadcaster,” External link

osce Thursday, July 11, 2019 7:00:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “My Office has been involved in a long process of consultation during the drafting of this legislation,” External link

osce Thursday, July 11, 2019 7:00:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “This year’s Joint Declaration highlights current and future challenges faced by the media, including those which pose a threat to media independence and diversity,” “The protection and promotion of freedom of expression, especially but not only in the digital environment, requires digital infrastructure that is robust and universal. States need to recognize the right to access and use the Internet as a human right, as it is an essential condition for the exercise of freedom of expression” External link

osce Wednesday, July 10, 2019 4:42:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “In order to promote and protect the right to freedom of expression in a digital environment, we need appropriate regulation,” “This also includes the need to address the unaccountable private domination by just a few companies, particularly social media, search platforms and other intermediaries, over communications. We also need independent and multi-stakeholder oversight, transparency and accountability mechanisms to address private content rules that may be inconsistent with international human rights” External link

osce Wednesday, July 10, 2019 4:42:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “In the last seven months, I made over 240 interventions in 41 OSCE participating States. It is appalling that two journalists, Vadim Komarov and Lyra Mckee, were killed, and that there were a further 92 attacks and threats, including one bombing, three shootings, and seven arson attacks against journalists ” “Journalists are targets but it is freedom of opinion and the right of citizens to be informed that are attacked. Fundamentally, what is under assault is the role of the media in democracy” External link

osce Thursday, July 4, 2019 8:03:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir stated : “Freedom of expression requires a digital infrastructure that is robust, universal and accessible to all. Participating States should not disrupt or shut down internet or telecommunications networks,” “Social media companies have responsibilities in the fight against unlawful content and hate speech, but we cannot put them in charge of deleting or blocking unpleasant content in general and in control of our fundamental human rights. We need laws that tackle illegal content but preserve freedom of expression, and stronger international cooperation to ensure inter-operability and efficiency in Internet regulation” External link

osce Thursday, July 4, 2019 8:03:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I will continue to work relentlessly for the release of all concerned journalists across the OSCE region,” External link

osce Thursday, July 4, 2019 8:03:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir stated : “One year on, we must not forget the five of the Capital Gazette. They were killed as journalists, because of their work to inform the public,” “This is a reminder of the level of threats against the press which must be protected more than ever as a cornerstone of democracy” External link

osce Monday, July 1, 2019 9:17:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “the media has the right to cover public events, and law enforcement must respect journalists’ right to report in a free and safe manner at all times” External link

civil-en Friday, June 21, 2019 7:44:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I call on the authorities to drop all charges and fully acquit the journalist. The release of Igor Rudnikov, after his lengthy arrest, is a relief, he should never have been arrested in the first place and forced to spend 20 months in pre-trial detention,” External link

osce Monday, June 17, 2019 6:38:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I hope that Igor Rudnikov and his colleagues from Noviye Kolyosa will be able to continue their journalistic work without pressure and intimidation in the future,” “No journalist in the Russian Federation, and elsewhere in the OSCE region, should be targeted in retaliation for their work” External link

osce Monday, June 17, 2019 6:38:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said ( about Strategy ) : “I am aware of the Reform Action Group meetings and I hope that the Judicial Reform Strategy will contribute to bringing the legislation and judicial policy in line with international standards regarding freedom of expression. For media freedom, it is of the utmost importance to ensure the full respect of the independence of the judiciary and to revise several provisions of the Criminal Code, the Internet law and the Anti-terror law affecting the work of the media,” External link

osce Monday, June 17, 2019 7:44:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir added : “I am appalled by the high number of journalists currently behind bars and prosecuted in Turkey. This doesn’t only hinder the work of media professionals but also prevents the citizens of Turkey from enjoying access to various opinions and to information from pluralistic sources. These practices have a chilling effect and can create self-censorship. It is remarkable that so many courageous independent journalists are continuing their work. It is of the utmost importance that all imprisoned journalists are released and that all charges against them are dropped,” External link

osce Monday, June 17, 2019 7:44:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “Journalists must be able to do their work, including during demonstrations and public actions, freely and without intimidation or violence,” “I call on the authorities to ensure journalists’ safety. This is especially important in the context of the country’s current political developments” External link

osce Monday, June 17, 2019 7:44:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said : "I call on the authorities to release all detained journalists and take swift steps to ensure restraint of force on the part of law enforcement representatives toward members of the media," "Media must be able to provide coverage of public events without hindrance, in a free and safe manner" External link

osce Monday, June 17, 2019 7:44:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “Many of the provisions are excessive and disproportionate and could result in the curtailing of freedom of expression,” External link

newskitchen Thursday, June 13, 2019 4:36:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I condemn this appalling attack that could have had deadly consequences. I am relieved that Denizli will recover, but it is important that no effort is spared in finding and bringing to justice the perpetrators of this horrendous crime as soon as possible. Impunity for attacks against journalists is unacceptable,” External link

osce Thursday, May 30, 2019 5:41:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir concluded : “I am seriously concerned that this is the fourth safety related incident against journalists in Turkey in only two weeks. The authorities need to do their utmost to ensure safe working conditions for all media professionals. Public condemnation is also a crucial element that serves as a preventive measure for the future. This worrying trend needs to be urgently addressed and reversed,” External link

osce Thursday, May 30, 2019 5:41:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “These joint efforts with the Ministry of Culture are crucial for the promotion and support of freedom of the media in Montenegro. It is of utmost importance that the legislative framework is in line with the highest international standards,” External link

osce Wednesday, May 15, 2019 6:51:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I appeal to the authorities to provide citizens with full and unrestricted access to the online news media, both national and international, as well as social platforms and search engines,” External link

news-tj-en Wednesday, May 8, 2019 4:57:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : "I condemn this very violent attack against journalist Vadym Komarov in Cherkasy that has left him in a coma and barely alive. This is an attempted murder against a local investigative journalist known for his reporting on corruption. This targeted attack is particularly alarming and cannot remain unpunished. The investigation was promptly initiated and I call on the authorities to do their utmost to fully investigate the crime," External link

unian-en Tuesday, May 7, 2019 11:06:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir warned : “Targeting journalists puts everyone’s liberties at risk,” External link

neurope Saturday, May 4, 2019 8:33:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir warned : “Targeting journalists puts everyone’s liberties at risk,” External link

neurope Saturday, May 4, 2019 12:03:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I am appalled by this decision which is a terrible setback and confirms the continuous harassment against Cumhuriyet journalists in Turkey. This is particularly disturbing after several Cumhuriyet journalists were released from detention in the past months and the trial demonstrated that the accusation of terrorism against the journalists was groundless. This criminal prosecution against media professionals for holding independent or critical views leads to the weakening of media freedom and grave restriction of freedom of expression in the country,” External link

osce Friday, April 26, 2019 2:32:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “these threats against journalists are unacceptable and must be condemned at the highest level. Authorities of Bosnia and Herzegovina must increase their efforts to guarantee safe working conditions for media professionals. For the democratic development of the country it is of paramount importance to make sure that safety of journalists is ensured at all times and that impunity not become common place” External link

sarajevotimes Thursday, April 25, 2019 10:25:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “The practice of silencing critical voices in Crimea is unacceptable,” “I call on those responsible for the arrests to respect the role of all media actors and release the affected journalists. They should be able to carry out their work without undue interference or fear of violence” External link

friedlnews Thursday, April 18, 2019 11:32:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I have written to the authorities asking them to set forth a series of reforms to ensure unhindered access to online media in the country,” “I would like to reiterate to the state authorities that any blocking measures can only be justified in accordance with international standards, used only in exceptional cases, and be strictly proportionate to the legitimate aim pursued” External link

friedlnews Thursday, April 18, 2019 11:32:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I am alarmed by the search at the Belsat editorial office in Minsk and the seizure of data and notebooks from the journalists,” “This obstructs the work of the independent media, and raises concerns about the protection of the journalists’ confidential sources. The media published a correction after a mistake in publication. It is crucial that public officials refrain from bringing criminal charges against journalists, and I call on the authorities to decriminalize defamation in line with international standards” External link

newskitchen Thursday, April 11, 2019 2:33:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “Such provisions, if adopted, could severely endanger an already challenging environment for media professionals,” “They run against international media freedom standards. Journalists must work in a safe working and legal environment, in order to report on issues of public interest, including street demonstrations, protests and the work of law enforcement authorities. I call on the RS National Assembly to refrain from adopting these amendments, and instead to engage in constructive discussions with the media community and other relevant stakeholders in finding a proper solution” External link

sarajevotimes Sunday, April 7, 2019 2:07:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “Christian Wehrschütz has been working as the ORF correspondent in Ukraine for many years. The denial of entry to Wehrschütz, like to any other journalist, is very detrimental for the freedom of the media. I call on the authorities to reverse their decision and abstain from creating obstacles to his accessing the country for the legitimate pursuit of professional activities,” External link

friedlnews Monday, March 11, 2019 10:21:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “This court decision convicting Mustafa Hajibeyli marks a worrying trend for freedom of expression and freedom of the media in Azerbaijan. I call on the authorities to carefully review the case on appeal, and allow the journalist to work unimpeded in full compliance with the OSCE’s media freedom commitments,” External link

news-am Saturday, February 23, 2019 5:41:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : "It is important to support media outlets in their sustainability at a time when they are undergoing significant transformation processes related to digitalization and the adaptation of modern business models," "Such efforts, however, require both a transparent and fair economic system of support to the media and a legal environment enabling pluralistic and independent media. Among other things, this requires the introduction of laws and safeguard mechanisms that will foster media freedom and safety of journalists, transparent competition on the market, equal access to advertisement sources, free flow of information, and unhindered use of the Internet" External link

news-am Wednesday, February 20, 2019 11:31:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “These threats against journalists are unacceptable and must be condemned at the highest level. Authorities of Bosnia and Herzegovina must increase their efforts to guarantee safe working conditions for media professionals,” External link

osce Friday, February 15, 2019 7:07:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “For the democratic development of the country it is of paramount importance to make sure that safety of journalists is ensured at all times and that impunity not become common place,” External link

osce Friday, February 15, 2019 7:07:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir stated : “Online harassment of women journalists is escalating in the OSCE region and beyond, and has a significant impact on women’s participation in the field of journalism and ability of society to access information. This type of gender-based violence online targets women journalists with a barrage of sexually-explicit, violent and misogynistic abuse, in order to shrink the space that women are able to access online,” External link

osce Friday, February 15, 2019 3:00:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I am concerned by the vagueness and broadness of the objectives of the new legislation and the risk of restrictions to access to information,” “While the aim is to ensure the sustainability of the Internet in the Russian Federation, the new powers given to the regulator over the routing of Internet traffic, along with the requirements for all Internet service providers to install technical mechanisms to withstand threats, may seriously affect the free flow of information. The central control mechanism over the Internet could also be used to cut access to the global Internet and impair the ability of the population to receive and impart information. I call on the Parliament to carefully review the proposed amendments by taking into account the transnational nature of the Internet and its important role for access to information and media pluralism” External link

osce Friday, February 15, 2019 3:00:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir added : “The Internet should be overseen by a regulatory authority which is protected from any external interference, while restrictions on online content should be balanced and transparent and imposed only in strict conformity with international law,” “I recall that at the Ministerial Council meeting in Milan in December 2018, in the Decision on Safety of Journalists the OSCE participating States reaffirmed that the right to freedom of expression includes freedom to hold opinions and to receive and impart information and ideas without interference by public authority and regardless of frontiers and in the Declaration on the Digital Economy, they committed to the greatest possible access to the Internet and acknowledged its benefits. They recognized that the free flow of and access to information, including on the Internet, are essential for the digital economy and beneficial to development” External link

osce Friday, February 15, 2019 3:00:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I strongly condemn these terrible attacks, and urge the Greek authorities to swiftly investigate them,” External link

osce Thursday, January 24, 2019 12:26:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir stated : “I call on the Greek authorities to do their utmost to swiftly bring the perpetrators to justice as to dissuade future violence, and to ensure that journalists can work safely,” External link

osce Thursday, January 24, 2019 12:26:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir stated : “I welcome the decision of the authorities in Azerbaijan to drop new criminal charges against Huseynov,” “I previously expressed my serious concerns about the situation and health conditions of Huseynov, in a letter to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan and a public statement on 9 January , and called on the authorities to drop the new criminal charges and to release him as soon as possible” External link

osce Thursday, January 24, 2019 12:26:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir added : “I call on the authorities to use similar grounds identified by the investigating body and to release Huseynov as soon as possible. Other bloggers and journalists serving their prison sentences in Azerbaijan on trumped-up charges must be freed as well,” External link

osce Thursday, January 24, 2019 12:26:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “States have a responsibility to ensure independent and adequately funded public media that inform the population and contribute to access to culture and education,” External link

osce Thursday, January 24, 2019 12:26:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “It is important that public service media are supported in adapting to the digital media landscape and to changes in how the audiences consume media. They need to adapt to the trend towards online, on-demand content and reach young audiences,” External link

osce Thursday, January 24, 2019 12:26:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir stated : “Journalists must be safe to perform their professional activities without being intimidated, threatened or attacked. I hope that the investigation launched by the authorities will swiftly identify and bring the perpetrators to justice,” External link

osce Thursday, January 24, 2019 12:26:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “It is important that every incident is condemned by the local authorities,” External link

osce Thursday, January 24, 2019 12:26:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : "It is deeply worrying that the latest incident occurred just before Mehman Huseynov's expected release from prison in March 2019 and that the new charges may entail his imprisonment for up to 7 additional years… I call on the authorities to drop new criminal charges against Huseynov and to release him as soon as possible" External link

ifex Tuesday, January 22, 2019 10:42:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “I strongly condemn these terrible attacks, and urge the Greek authorities to swiftly investigate them,” External link

themalaymailonline Tuesday, January 22, 2019 8:01:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said : "I strongly condemn these terrible attacks, and urge the Greek authorities to swiftly investigate them," External link

afp-en Tuesday, January 22, 2019 12:09:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said : "I strongly condemn this terrible act, and urge the law enforcement agencies to swiftly investigate it," External link

ifex Friday, December 14, 2018 6:20:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “At a time when journalists are attacked, threatened and killed for their work, this is a major step forward and a strong signal of support to all journalists exposed to difficult and often dangerous conditions in the OSCE region,” External link

osce Friday, December 7, 2018 11:08:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “This is a clear demand to ensure safety of female journalists online, which is one of my main priorities,” "This decision is a result of strong engagement by all 57 OSCE participating States today in Milan. I look forward to working with all governments to ensure effective implementation of this landmark decision adopted today" External link

osce Friday, December 7, 2018 11:08:00 PM EAT

Harlem Désir said : “Authorities have an obligation to ensure that journalists have safe working conditions, and that persons threatening them are prosecuted,” External link

eurasiareview Thursday, December 7, 2017 7:18:00 AM EAT

Harlem Désir said : "Branding media entities as ‘foreign agents’ is a dangerous practice, as it can narrow the space for freedom of the media," External link

itartass_en Wednesday, November 22, 2017 2:24:00 AM EAT

Harlem Désir said ( about Anna Politkovskaya ) : “Despite pledges at the top political level, the majority of killings of journalists in Russia remain unsolved, which is a very serious threat to media freedom. I do acknowledge the progress made in the case of Politkovskaya’s murder, but more still needs to be done,” External link

a1plus Saturday, October 7, 2017 1:58:00 PM EAT

Harlem Désir wrote : "Expelling journalists from or denying them entry to Ukraine are troubling and excessive measures, especially as these actions lack transparency and a proper appeal mechanism," External link

itartass_en Thursday, August 31, 2017 12:05:00 AM EAT

Harlem Désir said : "I call on Ukraine not to arrest and deport journalists from other OSCE States," External link

itartass_en Wednesday, August 30, 2017 7:36:00 PM EAT

Harlem Désir said : "In addition to undermining the credibility of the media, such statements, especially those identifying the media as the 'enemy of the people', could also make journalists more vulnerable to being targeted with violence and abuse," External link

digitaljournal Monday, August 28, 2017 8:37:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir estime ( about Christine Lagarde ) : "les déclarations de l'avocat de Christine Lagarde laissent entendre qu'elle aurait agi différemment si elle avait eu connaissance de certains éléments" External link

romandie Tuesday, January 10, 2017 4:16:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir ajouté : "compte tenu de la dérive du pouvoir en Turquie en matière de violation des droits de l'Homme et de répression contre les journalistes, contre les universitaires, et contre des parlementaires, il ne peut pas y avoir d'ouverture de nouveaux chapitres de négociations" External link

afp-fr Tuesday, December 13, 2016 8:35:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir ajouté : «compte tenu de la dérive du pouvoir en Turquie en matière de violation des droits de l'Homme et de répression contre les journalistes, contre les universitaires, et contre des parlementaires, il ne peut pas y avoir d'ouverture de nouveaux chapitre de négociations» External link

lessentiel-lu-fr Tuesday, December 13, 2016 4:34:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir ajouté : "Mais nous ne sommes pas dans une situation qui permet d'ouvrir de nouveaux chapitres de négociation, donc il n'y aura pas d'ouverture de nouveaux chapitres de négociation" External link

lorientlejour Tuesday, December 13, 2016 2:35:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir ajouté : "Mais nous ne sommes pas dans une situation qui permet d'ouvrir de nouveaux chapitres de négociation, donc il n'y aura pas d'ouverture de nouveaux chapitres de négociation" External link

afp-fr Tuesday, December 13, 2016 2:08:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir répondu ( about la France ) : "La France (...) n'a jamais rompu ses relations diplomatiques avec Cuba, pas plus sous le précédent Gouvernement ou les précédentes majorités dans lesquelles vous exerciez vous-même des responsabilités gouvernementales" External link

lamontagne Thursday, December 1, 2016 10:46:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir demandé : «d'ouvrir une discussion sur la compensation fiscale» External link

WortLuxembourg-fr Monday, November 21, 2016 8:41:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir expliqué : «Compte tenu de l'augmentation de ces échanges, en particulier de la mobilité des travailleurs frontaliers qui sont amenés à doubler au cours des 15 prochaines années, et des conséquences que cela a pour ce qui concerne les investissements faits en France, comme les infrastructures de transport, mais aussi le financement de la dépendance, de l'accompagnement des personnes âgées, et de la petite enfance, nous souhaiterions avoir une discussion plus générale sur la question fiscale» External link

WortLuxembourg-fr Monday, November 21, 2016 8:41:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir explique : «Nous aimerions avoir une discussion plus générale sur la question fiscale puisque ces travailleurs paient leurs impôts à la source au Luxembourg et vivent en France dans des collectivités qui sont amenées à investir ou à prendre en charge les dépenses liées à leur situation» External link

WortLuxembourg-fr Monday, November 21, 2016 8:41:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir said : “It’s a mistake on the part of Mr. Barroso and the worst disservice that a former Commission president could do to the European project at a moment in history when it needs to be supported and strengthened,” External link

france24-en Sunday, July 17, 2016 1:10:00 AM EAT

Harlem Desir said ( about Commission ) : “The European Commission president should be above the pressures of private interest. The restriction on being hired by a private company should be extended,” External link

france24-en Sunday, July 17, 2016 1:10:00 AM EAT

Harlem Désir told : "I solemnly appeal for him to give up the post," External link

expatica Friday, July 15, 2016 7:00:00 PM EAT

Harlem Desir told : "I solemnly appeal for him to give up the post," External link

afp-en Friday, July 15, 2016 5:24:00 PM EAT

Harlem Désir disse ( about José Manuel Durão Barroso ) : “O senhor Barroso fez a cama dos antieuropeus. Apelo pois solenemente a que abandone esse cargo” External link

jornaldoalgarve Friday, July 15, 2016 12:17:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
ministre0.15%FR11/18/201718/11/2017
représentant de l’ osce0.15%FR10/17/201717/10/2017
minister5.29%EN03/01/201701/03/2017
secrétaire d'etat0.38%FR02/27/201727/02/2017
secrétaire0.76%FR02/21/201721/02/2017
european union commissioner0.30%EN01/15/201715/01/2017
secrétaire d’etat français0.23%FR12/18/201618/12/2016
secrétaire d’etat0.15%FR12/06/201606/12/2016
under-secretary0.08%EN09/08/201608/09/2016
secretary of state0.23%EN02/06/201506/02/2015
state secretary for european union0.23%EN02/06/201506/02/2015
secretary0.30%EN01/23/201523/01/2015
state secretary0.30%EN01/23/201523/01/2015
premier secrétaire33.33%FR04/15/201415/04/2014
patron3.02%FR03/20/201420/03/2014
first secretary0.68%EN01/29/201429/01/2014
premier secrétaire du ps36.89%FR01/23/201423/01/2014
premier secrétaire du parti socialiste français0.53%FR11/24/201324/11/2013
premier secrétaire du parti socialiste15.12%FR11/19/201319/11/2013
nouveau premier secrétaire0.23%FR12/06/201206/12/2012
secrétaire du parti socialiste0.30%FR11/30/201230/11/2012
líder socialista0.08%ES09/14/201014/09/2010
socialista0.08%IT04/25/200925/04/2009
député européen0.83%FR09/24/200724/09/2007
député0.15%FR11/16/200616/11/2006
vice-president0.23%EN06/08/200508/06/2005
Names Lang Count
Harlem DésirFR26.17%
Harlem DésirEN9.36%
Harlem DésirPT8.92%
Harlem DésirES8.40%
Harlem DésirPL8.36%
Harlem DésirDE8.36%
Harlem DésirIT8.36%
Harlem DésirEU8.36%
Harlem DésirRO8.36%
Harlem DesirEN3.84%
Harlem DesirFR1.16%
Harlem DesirPT0.27%
Harlem DesirRU0.03%
Harlem DesirRO0.02%
Harlem DesirHR0.02%


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Christophe Deloire wrote ( about Harlem Desir ) : "RSF stands in full solidarity with Harlem Desir. His OSCE RFoM [Representative on Freedom of the Media] mandate is crucial to the defence of media freedom across the OSCE region. We call on Azerbaijan to immediately cease efforts to block consensus for the renewal of his mandate," External link

news-am Monday, July 6, 2020 3:15:00 PM EAT

Hikmet Hajiyev said ( about Harlem Desir ) : “However, we do not see any reaction from Désir regarding this issue. Obviously, Desir’s attitude to human rights is determined by geographical locations,” External link

today-az Friday, February 14, 2020 4:44:00 PM EAT

Alexandr Lukashévich said ( about Harlem Desir ) : "In fact, he has become another political prisoner of the Ukrainian authorities, who in recent years unleashed a real war on dissent. We know that the OSCE Representative on the Freedom of the Media, Harlem Desir, keeps an eye on the Kirill Vyshinsky case. We expect that in his contacts with the new Ukrainian leadership he will bring up the question of his release and the theme of journalists’ security in Ukraine in general," External link

itartass_en Thursday, May 16, 2019 8:43:00 PM EAT

Maria Zakharova said ( about Harlem Désir ) : "On our part, we immediately turned to the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Mr. Harlem Desir for a professional assessment of the Moldovan authorities’ outrageous actions that undermine the fundamental principles of free speech," "We also issued a note to the Foreign Ministry of Moldova" External link

itartass_en Thursday, September 28, 2017 9:39:00 PM EAT

Pascal Praud raille ( about Harlem Désir ) : "On me dit que Harlem Désir serait secrétaire d'État du ministère des Affaires européennes" External link

RTLFrance Thursday, June 23, 2016 12:03:00 PM EAT