01.05.2013 - UNESCO Office in Tashkent

UNESCO, UNDP and the World Bank Support the Launch of the Development of Professional and Ethical Journalistic Standards in Uzbekistan

UNESCO, UNDP and the World Bank Support the Launch of the Development of Professional and Ethical Journalistic Standards in Uzbekistan

On the 2nd of May, to recognise international World Press Freedom Day, the ‘Media self-regulation and professional standards’ roundtable will be conducted at Tashkent’s Shodlik Palace Hotel regarding the development of professional and ethical journalistic standards in Uzbekistan.

The roundtable will be conducted in cooperation with national partners, specifically the International In-service Training Centre of Journalists and the Public Fund for Support and Development of Independent Print Media and News Agencies of Uzbekistan, and with UNESCO, UNDP and the World Bank. The meeting will be an opportunity to discuss existing self-regulation frameworks in Uzbekistan, and to determine a way forward in terms of the establishment of national ethical journalistic standards.

The meeting will be attended online by experts representing countries in Europe that have developed self-regulatory mechanisms regarding ethical journalistic standards. These experts will contribute the experiences of their countries to the event’s discussion.

Strengthening journalistic ethical and professional standards remains a pressing issue for regions all over the world, and self-regulatory mechanisms can be considered appropriate and effective means of achieving this goal.

In addition to an appropriate legislative environment, self-regulatory mechanisms have been proven an effective means of promoting freedom of expression.

UNESCO, UNDP and the World Bank support the launching of the development of professional and ethical journalistic standards in Uzbekistan, which are expected to contribute to the further professionalization of journalism and improvement of the quality of information in the media in Uzbekistan.




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