Authorized journalist unions of Russia and Ukraine took on the last working day of the week at a meeting in the headquarters of the OSCE in Vienna common action Plan in the field of security correspondents, professional solidarity, maintain professional standards and opposing xenophobia in the coverage of the fall in Ukraine, informs the OSCE.
The meeting was held under the auspices of the envoy of the OSCE on freedom of the media of Duni Mijatovic. Promulgated by the organization of the action Plan " Two countries - one profession " was signed by the heads and Authorized Union correspondents of Russia, the National Union of journalists of Ukraine and Independent mediapressa of Ukraine. It involves the development of mutual contact group for monitoring violations of the rights of correspondents in the conflict area, information and psychological assistance operating in Ukraine correspondents.
violent actions regarding correspondents Will be condemned regardless of nationality." We will resolutely, and together to condemn the unfair detention correspondents public services and irregular combatants ", - is informed in the document. Journalists ' Association will Also seek opportunities to distribute protective equipment and insignia of the press among colleagues irrespective of their affiliation to one or another country and require revision special training, equipment and insurance correspondents sent to the conflict zone and on return and psychological assistance.
Also Will be jointly condemned the practice of those authorized media that " resorting to stereotypes and excite a prejudice, spreading hate speech and xenophobia, approve of terrorist activities, support aggressive nationalism and chauvinism and so kindle current possess weapons of conflict ". Support will be provided to colleagues, who have become refugees because of the conflict.
The first Meeting of the authorized journalistic associations of Russia and Ukraine in the OSCE took place in may." This dialogue and interaction between the journalistic unions Will continue to pave the way for improvement of correspondents in Ukraine and around it, " said Executive Director of the Union of correspondents of Russia Nadezhda Azhgikhina, its words are resulted in the conversion of the OSCE on the last working day of the week.
Mijatovic said that the action Plan Will be " practical management strategy, to make the work of correspondents safer to improve access to information and to increase professional standards ".
The action plan was signed in the presence of authorized international Federation of correspondents, the European Federation of correspondents, international press Institute, Reporters without borders, informs the OSCE.