At Foundation’s appeal, OSCE reaffirmed its concern over state of freedom of speech in Ukraine

Charity Foundation for Protection of Freedom of Speech sent a formal appeal to the OSCE Monitoring Mission.

In response to an appeal of the Foundation, the OSCE reaffirmed its commitment to media pluralism and free flow of information and diversity of opinion among the Ukrainian media.

ОБСЄ висловлює підтримку українським ЗМІ та запевняє на подальше спостереження за розвитком ЗМІ в Україні. Також, моніторингова місія сприятиме ранньому попередженню порушень свободи слова і свободи ЗМІ як в Україні, так і решти держав-учасників ОБСЕ. 

The OSCE expresses its support for the Ukrainian media and promises to further monitor the development of media in Ukraine. Also, the Monitoring Mission will contribute to the early prevention of violations of freedom of speech and media freedom both in Ukraine and in other OSCE Participating States.

In addition, Ana Karlsreiter assured that the statement of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Teresa Ribeiro remains unchanged.

The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media is concerned about sanctions in Ukraine, which threaten media freedom and the free flow of information.