Турция: #Журналистиканепреступление

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#GazetecilikSuçDegildir / #JournalismIsNotaCrime

Эта кампания направлена на защиту свободы СМИ и свободы самовыражения, а также на развитие профсоюзных прав в Турции

Основная цель акции заключается в поддержке и защите фундаментальных прав при помощи расширения роли журналистов в продвижении демократии, эффективного государственного управления и права граждан на доступ к информации. Наличие свободы самовыражения облегчает соблюдение других прав человека. Профессиональная журналистика при помощи свободы самовыражения получает возможность выявить нарушения прав человека и призвать ответственных в нарушении к ответу. Основой демократии является укрепление роли журналистов, а также свобода, при которой журналисты могут выполнять свою работу в предоставлении независимой и критической информации обществу.

Конкретные цели:

• Улучшить соблюдение прав журналистов, обеспечить безопасность и независимость при помощи усиления профсоюза журналистов Турции, который сможет защитить профессиональные и рабочие права журналистов и улучшить условия работы.

• Прекратить судебные преследования журналистов и выпустить журналистов из тюрьмы.
• Улучшить освещение вопросов равноправия и меньшинств в СМИ, а также отношение к меньшинствам в СМИ.

В основе этих целей лежит необходимость построить сильный национальный профсоюз журналистов, который сможет защищать и быть представителем своих членов. Сильный профсоюз сможет продвигать журналистику, права и нормы в профессии. Он сможет привлечь работодателей, правительство и гражданское общество к необходимости защитить качество и независимость журналистики, которая является источником жизненной энергии общества. Профсоюз сможет объединить разнообразные голоса вокруг идеи о независимой журналистской этике и необходимости защиты тех, кто вносит вклад в журналистику.

Мероприятия

  • Рабочий пакет 1: Программа по развитию и укреплению потенциала для регулирования, реформирования, оснащения и предоставления трех семинаров по отработке командных навыков среди работников профсоюза, стамбульских активистов о том, как проявлять лидерские качества, эффективно участвовать в переговорах и проводить акции.
  • Рабочий пакет 2: 30 мероприятий по подбору кадров, 10 по переговорам с работодателями.
  • Рабочий пакет 3: Открытие нового отделения или офиса поддержки в Диярбакыр
  • Рабочий пакет 4: 3 тренинга по вопросам безопасности для 60 журналистов из Южно-Восточной части Турции, которые расскажут о работе в опасной обстановке, цифровой безопасности, синдроме посттравматического стресса и оказании первой помощи.
  • Рабочий пакет 5: Защита СМИ, мониторинг судебных процессов и правозащитные акции, включающие в себя координацию юридической помощи внутри страны и за границей.
  • Рабочий пакет 6: Сотрудничество и правозащитная деятельность между журналистами и работниками профсоюза.
  • Рабочий пакет 7: Акции комитета по правам женщин и ЛГБТИ, направленные на достижение равноправия и улучшение освещения вопросов равноправия в СМИ.

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