The OSCE in connection with the refusal of the employee of the MIA "Russia today" the Marina Perekrestov of entry to Estonia recalled the commitments of the countries members of the organization to ensure correspondents unrestricted movement.
first of Estonia refused Perekrestov entry into the country because of the current relative to it's prohibition. In MIA "Russia today" explained that Perekrestov went to Tallinn on a business trip, the purpose of the trip was activity on the organization of work of correspondent offices in Estonia. The Agency has all the necessary documents to work in Estonia, obtained in accordance with the laws of the country, said the press service.
the Commissioner of the OSCE on freedom of expression Dunja Mijatovic - Gunnar Vrang - in response to the request Last news to comment on the actions of the Estonian authorities brought a special message envoy of the OSCE made in the past year and clarifying the organization's position on increasing due to the crisis in Ukraine cases of failures correspondents entry to a particular country.
handling Mijatovic recalls that member countries of the OSCE, in signing the Final act of the Helsinki meeting, undertook mutually to create the most favorable rules for correspondents of other countries and their free movement.
"Unfortunately, Given the numerous examples, too many member countries do not comply with these promises. Respecting the sovereign right of member States to control their borders, I am seriously concerned about the excessive restrictions on such trips, which are harmful to the free flow of information and freedom of the media, " - said in the appeal Mijatovic.
She stressed that in crisis conditions freedom of information can play a positive role, " contributing to a better understanding of the situation of the people and preventing further escalation of tension."
"I urge all member countries to fulfill their commitments to the OSCE and to refrain from any steps to limit the free dissemination of information," he said.
in addition, She added that the correspondents are subjected to such restrictions, shall be entitled to challenge such a decision.