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Interview: No Security Without Free Expression

A Eurasianet partner post from RFE/RL

Authoritarian governments often argue that too much freedom of speech compromises security and stability. RFE/RL asks Dunja Mijatovic, the representative on freedom of the media for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), how she answers the charge. RFE/RL correspondent Charles Recknagel conducted the interview.

RFE/RL: In many authoritarian countries, governments argue that if you want security and economic development, you must minimize divisiveness in a society. That means control the press and limit free speech so they do not become disruptive forces. How do you answer that argument?

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Interview: No Security Without Free Expression

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