OSCE Representative to present 56-nation survey in Brussels on journalists' access to information and protection of sources

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OSCE

The Representative on Freedom of the Media

Miklós Haraszti


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PRESS RELEASE


OSCE Representative to present 56-nation survey in Brussels on journalists' access to information and protection of sources



VIENNA, 26 April 2007 - On the occasion of the World Press Freedom Day, the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Miklos Haraszti, will present the results of a survey on media access to information.


The survey of the 56 OSCE participating States, a first of its kind, reviews the legal structures which affect the ability of the media to seek and receive information on the activities of the governments in three domains: public access to information, state secrets and protection of journalists' sources.


Journalists are invited to attend the presentation by Miklos Haraszti and Ambassador Bertrand de Crombrugghe, the Head of the Permanent Mission of Belgium to the OSCE, at 10.00, on Wednesday, 2 May, at the International Press Centre, Residence Palace (Passage Room), Wetstraat 155, Brussels.


Embargoed copies of a summary of the final report are available upon request from: Ilia Dohel, Assistant Research Officer, Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Vienna, tel. +43 1 514 36 6200, ilia.dohel@osce.org


For PDF attachments or links to sources of further information, please visit: www.osce.org/item/24157.html