European Olympic Committees

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Workers at the site of a shooting range in Minsk, in 2018, that will be used when Belarus hosts the European Games. CPJ and Human Rights Watch are calling on the European Olympic Committees to establish a complaints hotline for journalists for the event. (Reuters/Vasily Fedosenko)

Belarus: Use Europe Games to Spur Media Freedom

Press Freedom Day Throws Spotlight on Need to Assure Safe Reporting Brussels, May 3, 2019–The European Olympic Committees (EOC) should establish a complaints hotline for journalists during the 2019 European Games, Human Rights Watch and the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Belarus will host the games, a multi-sport event for more than 4,000 athletes,…

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CPJ, HRW call on president of European Olympic Committees to engage with Azerbaijan on press freedom, human rights

A delegation of representatives from CPJ and Human Rights Watch met yesterday with Patrick Hickey, president of the European Olympic Committees, at the Dublin headquarters of the Olympic Council of Ireland. The delegation discussed the dismal state of press freedom and human rights in Azerbaijan, the host of the first-ever European Games in June and…

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