MIP: UNESCO Training for Law Enforcement on Freedom of Speech and Security of Journalists Begins in Kyiv
During 13-15 February 2018, a training for law enforcement officers on raising awareness of freedom of speech and security of journalists is being held. The Ministry of Information Policy of Ukraine co-organized the event.
Emine Dzhaparova, the First Deputy Minister of Information Policy of Ukraine, noted that today we are living in a special time: in the time of post-truth the information dimension assumes significant importance, and the profession of journalist becomes essential to shaping the truthful narrative. For MIP, the protection of the professional activity of journalists is paramount. “Without knowledge and an understanding of common values of the development of a democratic society, there is no moving forward. Practically, the training is part of the making of a new social contract between law enforcement and journalists since, all in all, we all have the same aim – to jointly build a free country,” she added.
Serhiy Tomilenko, the Chairman of the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine, noted that there were a lot of moments which needed cooperating with the National Police, and signaling sincere partnership was what mattered.
Additional information. The training is held with the support of UNESCO, the National Commission of Ukraine for UNESCO and the European Union Assistance Mission (EUAM).
In addition, the event is co-organized by the Ministry of Information Policy of Ukraine, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Lithuanian Republic, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, the Ministry of Interior Affairs of Ukraine and the National Police of Ukraine.
Also, two NGOs, the National Union of Journalists and the Institute of Mass Information, participated in the organization of the training.
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