Reporters Without Borders (RSF) Director General Christophe Deloire has called on Baku to stop blocking Harlem Desir’s candidacy again as the OSCE representative on media.

"RSF stands in full solidarity with Harlem Desir. His OSCE RFoM [Representative on Freedom of the Media] mandate is crucial to the defence of media freedom across the OSCE region. We call on Azerbaijan to immediately cease efforts to block consensus for the renewal of his mandate," Deloire wrote on his Twitter page.

To note, Baku has blocked the renewal of Desir's respective mandate in response to his ongoing criticism of Azerbaijan for violating the freedom of the media and journalists in the country.