Union correspondents Russia (WLN) proposes to finalize the amendments on the protection of correspondents working in hot spots, for example to prescribe a compulsory regular medical examination and the written consent of the journalist to the workplace in hazardous conditions. The relevant Committee in the state Duma makes a promise to address the comments WLN.
The state Duma on 20 February adopted the draft law in the first reading. The document was submitted to the state Duma on the background of the deaths of several workers in the Russian media in Ukraine, since the current law before the end does not solve the security issues correspondents. The draft law obliges the employer to conclude with the employee insurance contracts, to ensure correspondents working in hot spots, means of individual protection, identification mark "Press" (Press) and international identity of the journalist, and conduct training of employees on safety measures.
Head of the labor Commission of the Russian Union of journalists, the chief editor of the magazine "safety of labour and social insurance," Alexander Todos at a press conference about productivity changes on Thursday revealed that the Labour code is the norm about the fact that every employee may, on refusal to work in the case of the threat to his life. According to his statement, the bill should specify that " a journalist is obliged in writing to assure you that he is willing and able to go there ". Todos also considered important to discuss the question about sending hotspots of women journalists.
according to his statement, it is necessary to add a rule about what is going on in the workplace special rules correspondents are required to undergo regular medical check-up." After all, the citizens who have chronic diseases, kidney problems and other diseases, being in dangerous conditions, have the opportunity to become victims of their diseases