“Words That Matter” – glossary by Cypriot journalists to address local issues

On 10th of July in Nicosia, the Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media (RFOM) in cooperation with the Ethical Journalism Network (EJN), and several local journalists, including members of EFJ affiliates Basin-Sen and Union of Cyprus Journalists,  has published “Words That Matter“, a trilingual glossary in English, Greek, and Turkish, to list phrases and words, used by the journalists in communities, which may be taken sensitively. The glossary resulted from a common effort between the organisations to minimise hate speech in journalism, as well as trying to overcome the long-lasting tensions between Greek Cypriot and Turkish…

Call for applications: Exchange opportunity for young journalists in Cyprus

The Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media (RFOM) invites young Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot journalists, interested in experiencing and sharing stories of bi-communal life, to a week-long exchange project. The exchange project takes place within the framework of the on-going Cyprus Dialogue, launched by the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media in March 2017, and in close co-operation with the Cyprus Journalists’ Union, Basin-Sen/Press Workers’ Union, and the Turkish Cypriot Journalists’ Union. Journalists are encouraged to apply and selected participants will travel to the neighboring community and work at a host media outlet for…

Cyprus : Basin-Sen signs a new collective agreement at Kibris Postasi

Basin-Sen (Turkish Cypriots’s Press Workers’ Trade Union, an EFJ-IFJ affiliate) announced the signature of a new collective agreement with Northern Cyprus’ biggest online daily newspaper Kibris Postasi. “This is a very important step taken by Kibris Postasi newspaper as this gives a momentum and is seen as an example to repeat for the entire press workers. We thank the managers of the newspaper for this output and we want to thank all the journalists and media workers for standing for the social rights. As Basin-Sen, we will be working to achieve similar results through collective bargaining in other media outlets”, said Canan Onurer,…

TGS elects its youngest president with a gender balanced board

Journalists Union of Turkey has elected the youngest president of his history during its 21th General Meeting. The equal gender balance at the new TGS board is maintained with an age average of 35 years. EFJ-IFJ and DJV (Germany) representatives shared solidarity messages at the General Meeting and met with banned media representatives. Journalists Union of Turkey (TGS) organised its 21th Ordinary General Meeting, chaired by Canan Onurer (President of Basin-Sen in Cyprus), in Istanbul on 8 and 9 October 2016 with the participation of members, delegates and international guests. The General Meeting elected Gökhan Durmus (former TGS Istanbul Branch) at 33 years…

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Union of Press Workers – Basin-Sen Address Sehit Salahi Sveket Sokak – N°16/Arabahmet/Lefkosa Kibris Staff Ali Kişmir (President); Serkan Soyalan (General Secretary), Ali Kurtoglu (External Relations Officer), Afet İlban (External Relations), Cagdas Ögüç (Recruitment officer), Deniz Abidin (Treasurer), Növber Gürtay (board member), Öktem Emre (board member), Evrim Kamalı (board member) Phone +393 22 76 782 Email basinsen1972(at)gmail.com / iletisim(at)basinsen.org Website www.basinsen.org       Union of Cyprus Journalists Address RIK Avenue, 12 2120 Aglangia POB 23495, 1683 Nicosia Staff Executive Committee: Giorgos Frangos (President); Lenia Karatzia (Vice President); Christos Christophides (General Secretary); Christos Georgiou (Treasurer) Phone +357 2 664 680 Email cyjourun(at)logosnet.cy(dot)net Website…