Freedom of the Media and Fairness of Elections

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The Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies published a new documentary book entitled “Freedom of the Media and Fairness of Elections”. The book encompasses standards listed by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Opinion and Expression in his report to the Human Rights Commission in 1999 and the recommendations of the Committee of Ministers inside the Council of Europe (Strasbourg) of 1999 and their explanatory note. The book also includes a draft code of honor proposed by the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA) in addition to standards put forth by the International Journalist Federation on press code of ethics, and recommendations proposed by the Lebanese Association for Electoral Democracy.

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