OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Harlem Désir today condemned the shooting of an Ohio news photographer by police.
"It is appalling that a news photographer was shot by a police officer in Ohio," Desir said. "While there is every reason to believe that the incident was the result of an accident, a swift and thorough investigation is essential," he stressed.
According to reports, Andy Grimm, a photographer for the
"The safety of journalists must be a top priority for all authorities. Journalists and all those working in the media must be able to freely carry out their work in safety," Désir stated.