Election Obligations & Standards Database
"In the context of elections, harassment and violence against reporters or political candidates should be prohibited by law, and promptly investigated by the relevant authorities."
UN (OHCHR): Freedom of Expression and Elections in the Digital Age
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Freedom of Expression and Elections in the Digital Age
Safety and ability of journalists and other media actors to work in full freedom should be protected, with any harassment and violence, offline and online, promptly investigated and liability imposed.