OSCE to help Ukraine with journalist’s safety

17 September 2013 10:08
Kyiv (QHA) - The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) will continue to assist Ukrainian journalists in the protection of their rights, OSCE Project Coordinator in Ukraine, Ambassador Madina Jarbussynova told Ukrinform on Monday, reports Ukrinform. "This year, we continue to provide assistance in this area, and we hope that our efforts will contribute to creating a more favorable climate for Ukrainian journalists' work," Jarbussynova said. According to the OSCE Project Coordinator in Ukraine, "the creation of conditions in which journalists can safely perform their duty without fear for their lives or health is one of the most important commitments undertaken by all the 57 OSCE member states." As Ukrinform reported, the interdepartmental working group on compliance with the legislation on freedom of expression and the protection of journalists' rights in the framework of the Open Dialogue program has initiated the conduct of a training workshop "Open Dialogue: journalist's safety." The main purpose of the event is the exchange of experience between Ukrainian and foreign journalists about the safety of media workers. The workshop will bring together experts from Ukraine, Russia, Georgia, the United Kingdom and Germany: practicing photographers, TV reporters, editors, and representatives of European law-enforcement organizations. The event will take place on September 18 at 10.00 at the Ukrainian National News Agency Ukrinform.