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The Security Council calls upon [Government of affected country] to urgently grant domestic and international media organisations full and unhindered access to [affected area] and throughout the country and to ensure the safety and security of media personnel.

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Welcomes the steps made by the Government of [affected country] to withdraw some media and civil society organizations bans, cancel some arrest warrants and release a number of detainees, and urges the Government of [affected country] to urgently fulfil the remaining commitments it announced on [date] and to re -open all media outlets and release all political detainees;

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Recalls also that media equipment and installations constitute civilian objects, and in this respect shall not be the object of attack or of reprisals, unless they are military objectives

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Urges all parties involved in situations of armed conflict to respect the professional independence and rights of journalists, media professionals and associated personnel as civilians

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Affirms that the work of a free, independent and impartial media constitutes one of the essential foundations of a democratic society, and thereby can contribute to the protection of civilians

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Recognizing that journalists, media professionals and associated personnel can play an important role in protection of civilians and conflict prevention by acting as an early warning mechanism in identifying and reporting potential situations that could result in genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity

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Affirms that, where appropriate, United Nations peacekeeping missions should include a mass-media component that can disseminate information about international humanitarian law and human rights law, including peace education and children’s protection, while also giving objective information about the activities of the United Nations, and further affirms that, where appropriate, regional peacekeeping operations should be encouraged to include such mass-media components.

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