Launching project “Journalist safety and Countering Impunity in the Media of Uzbekistan”

When :

from Thursday 25 October, 2018
to Saturday 1 December, 2018

Type of event :

Category 7-Seminar and Workshop

Where :

Tashkent, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Contact :

The UNESCO Office in Tashkent in cooperation with the In-service Journalists’ Training Centre funded by the UK Government launched a new project, “Journalist safety and Countering Impunity in the Media of Uzbekistan”.

The aim of the project is to promote and implement the updated laws of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On the Mass Media” and “On the Safety of Professional Activities of Journalists”, through the awareness raising, knowledge improvement and capacity building activities for journalists and law enforcement agencies to protect the professional activities of journalists.

As a part of this project, a number of activities are planned, namely:
• Training for law enforcement and media workers in Tashkent from 25-26 October 2018 and in Samarkand from 15-16 November 2018. The trainings will be conducted for 30 participants (15 journalists and 15 legislative/ law-enforcement bodies) and will focus on issues of journalists safety and cooperation between media and law-enforcement bodies.
• Round Table on promoting cooperation between the media, law enforcement and judicial authorities in Tashkent on 28 November, 2018. The round table will serve as a platform for discussion of topical issues and existing legislation and practices.
• Master class for students-journalists on journalists safety. The master class is the extention of the offline trainings and will be conducted by the international expert for at least 30 students-journalists.
• Media Relations Workshop for Law Enforcement Agencies in Tashkent on 29-30 November, 2018, which will be conducted by Mr Paul Doude Clavo (France), international consultant. This workshop is the extention of the offline trainings and will be conducted for 30 specialists of law-enforcement bodies.

It is important to note that these events are consistent with the goals and priorities identified in the Roadmap for the further development of cooperation between the UN and Uzbekistan for 2017-2020, as well as The Programming Action Plan signed between Uzbekistan and UNESCO for 2018-2021.