Rights of media workers and journalists have been at an all-time low, while propaganda and tabloidization of the media seem to be spreading more each day, the latest semi-annual OSCE report on media freedom development concludes.
Media safety and the protection of journalists have been seriously deteriorating, and the South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) has followed closely all occurrences of media violation. The number of verbal and physical attacks on journalists has been on a rise, and SEEMO is extending its full support to OSCE and other organisations that protect human rights and media freedom.
“The South East Europe region has experienced a growing number of media freedom violations in various countries, which SEEMO has protested against. We call on authorities of these countries to work on existing issues, solve cases and protect journalists and their profession. This is of utmost importance both for human rights, media freedom, as well as democracy” SEEMO Secretary General Oliver Vujovic stated.