19 August 2019,   21:24
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I call on the Georgian authorities to quickly investigate all incidents of attacks on journalists - the OSCE representative

OSCE Representative on Freedom of Media condemns violence against journalists.

Harlem Desire has released an official statement saying that violence and attacks on media representatives were unacceptable and unforgivable during the protest rally.

The statement lists all the journalists who received serious injuries. Among them are Tamar Baghashvili, correspondent of the "Courier".

“I call on the Georgian authorities to promptly investigate all incidents involving journalists and bring all those responsible to account under the law,” Désir said. “I also call for urgent measures to prevent similar incidents in the future, by the authorities engaging with media organizations on best practices to ensure journalists’ safety during demonstrations.”

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