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Vienna, Austria, 2 July 2014 – Representatives from the 57 OSCE participating States, civil society and international organizations will meet in Vienna on Thursday for a two-day conference on the promotion of freedom of expression.
This meeting, organized jointly by the Swiss OSCE Chairmanship, the Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media (RFoM) and the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), will provide an opportunity to discuss the rights, responsibilities and OSCE commitments with regards to freedom of expression.
The conference will also be an opportunity for the sharing of experiences among civil society and other international organizations on freedom of expression, as well as on ways and means to safeguard and promote this universal human right.
The keynote speaker at the opening of the meeting will be the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay.
Journalists are invited to attend the opening of the conference from 15:00 to 16:00 on 3 July in the Neuer Saal of the Hofburg Congress Centre.
The opening session will be webcast at www.osce.org/live
The meeting can be followed on Twitter by using the hashtag #SHDM14.
For PDF attachments or links to sources of further information, please visit: http://www.osce.org/fom/120667
Article translated by Malcolm Duff (www.htt.fr), a member of “Translators for Journalists”
The original article was published by Agence Ecofin
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