The trend towards ramping up the regulation of the media has worrying implications.
Besides the difficulty in determining truth from opinion to a bald-faced lie, the inherent limiting of ideas, including criminalising them, makes us all suffer a little bit.
We know Europeans want something to be terrorism. Living in a perpetual state of fear is not the natural consequence of living in 21st century liberal democracies. But neither is living in a police state.
Media freedom must be treated for what it really is: a strong test of democracy.
The battle to establish credible public service broadcasters in transitional democracies has been difficult.
As the OSCE Representative on Freedom of Media, I believe that the rights afforded to producers and consumers of traditional media equally apply to new media platforms as well
The antidote to propaganda must be a resilient and free media environment
Around 17% of those who commit crimes against journalists face prosecution in Serbia. Believe it or not, these numbers are positive, according to the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media
Each autumn, more than 1,000 government and civil society representatives from 57 countries of the OSCE
Dunja Mijatović: Online threats of killing, rape and violence everyday reality for too many female journalists
No job comes without sacrifices, but how many downgrading comments, criticism or even threats can one person take before it becomes too much?
Media freedom advocates must continue to move forward and provide the defenses necessary for free expression and free media to flourish. Complacency is not an option. Solidarity, however, is.