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Freedom of the Media in the OSCE Region Part 1

Thursday, August 02, 2007
340 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
United States
Official Transcript: 
Members: 
Name: 
Hon. Alcee Hastings
Title Text: 
Chairman
Body: 
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
Statement: 
Name: 
Hon. Ben Cardin
Title Text: 
Co-Chairman
Body: 
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
Statement: 
Name: 
Hon. Chris Smith
Title Text: 
Ranking Minority Member
Body: 
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
Name: 
Hon. Hilda Solis
Title Text: 
Commissioner
Body: 
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
Statement: 
Witnesses: 
Name: 
Ms. Fatima Tlisova
Title: 
Russian Independent Journalist
Name: 
Ms. Nina Ognianova
Title: 
Europe and Central Asia Program Coordinator
Body: 
Committee to Protect Journalists
Name: 
Ms. Paula Schriefer
Title: 
Director of Advocacy
Body: 
Freedom House, Washington, DC

The hearing focused on trends regarding freedom of the media in the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) participating States, including developments in Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, and Turkey. In particular, the hearing highlighted the fact that journalists continue to face significant challenges in their work in numerous OSCE countries, such as acts of intimidation, abduction, beatings, threats or even murder.

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