Dunja Mijatović

OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media

Dunja Mijatović was appointed in 2010 as the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media. For more than two decades she worked on human rights, media law and regulation, institution building in transition states and ways to deal with hate speech and dangerous speech in complex post-war societies. During this time she acquired extensive experience in promoting respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms through international dialogue and cooperation, media law and policy and Internet governance. As one of the founders of the Communications Regulatory Agency of Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1998 she helped to create a legal, regulatory and policy framework for the media in a complex post-war society. She was also involved in establishing a self-regulatory Press Council and the first Free Media Helpline in South East Europe. In 2007 she was elected President of the European Platform of Regulatory Agencies, the largest media regulators’ network in the world. She held this post until her appointment to the OSCE. She has also chaired the Council of Europe’s Group of Specialists on freedom of expression and information in times of crisis. Mijatović is the recipient of many awards, including the 2015 Médaille Charlemagne, the 2015 City of Geneva PEC AWARD, and the 2010 “FREEDOM” prize from the International Peace Center in Sarajevo.