JUHI BEGINS NEW PROGRAM WITHIN FRAMEWORK OF PROJECT

June 15th, 2009
The Journalist Trade Union (JuHI) has begun to carry out the second program of the Project “Advocacy for Protection of Journalists’ Social Rights” launched in May with financial support from the Open Society Institute Assistance Fund (Soros).

JuHI Chairman Mushfig Alasgarli told the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety that they conducted roundtables and seminars to discuss mass media employees’ specific social problems and to find ways to solve these problems during the first program.
“In the second program we have begun to investigate the appeals of journalists who appealed to JuHI about violations of their labor rights, and they will be evaluated by the organization’s lawyer,” said M. Alasgarli. “If the appealing party is right, then the journalist will receive support to defend his right. This support will cover lawyer services, financial assistance and so on.”