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OSCE Report Criticises Interference with the Media During Russia’s Hostage Crisis

The OSCE Representative on the Freedom of the Media, Miklos Haraszti, released a critical report on the media coverage of the recent terrorist attacks in Beslan, North Ossetia. The report documents insufficient, contradicting and incorrect information from the Government to the media on the handling of the crisis, as well as interference, violence, detention and pressure on journalists.