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    OSCE publishes legal review of draft Law on Media Services in Albania


    The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Harlem Désir, today published a legal review of the draft Law on Media Services in Albania. He underlined that underlined, “It is necessary that the future legislation respects the international standards and OSCE commitments on freedom of expression and that it does not impact negatively media freedom in the country”.

    The OSCE Representative sated that, “blocking or suspending online publications is considered an extreme state measure vis-a-vis the right to freedom of expression, and therefore it is accepted by international standards only in cases of very serious violations of other human rights or democratic principles, or when other measures cannot be applied”.

    Furthermore , OSCE stated that regarding the defamation regulation that the government has provided many improvements have been done, he also welcomed the fact that under the draft law the electronic publications service providers are not obliged to register in order to perform their activities./Tiranapost/

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