Journalists of Regional Mass Media Learned the Peculiarities of Covering the Issue of Human Trafficking

Over 50 journalists of Brest and Mahilioú oblasts participated in the seminars on covering the issue of human trafficking in the media, which were organized on 10 and 12 November in Brest and Mahilioú in the framework of the EU/UNDP/UNICEF project “Preventing, Fighting and Addressing the Social Consequences of Trafficking in Human Beings in the Republic of Belarus”. 

The participants of the seminars were journalists of oblast and district-level newspapers, radio stations and television channels. International experts from Ukraine Andriy Kulish and Natalka Samolevska, who had conducted such educational programs for journalists in many countries of the CIS, delivered the seminar. Representatives of the oblast departments of interior responsible for counteracting human trafficking also took part in the seminars.
 
During the seminars, the journalists reviewed key aspects of the phenomenon of trafficking in human beings, examined the international practice of reporting on this problem in the media, and studied ethical norms and rules for journalists when preparing a story on this topic. The participants also discussed practical recommendations on covering the issue on human trafficking, which had been developed by their colleagues from the national media during a similar seminar conducted by the project in May 2010.
 
For more information, please contact Alexander Novikov, PR Specialist of the project, tel. (+375 17) 286 30 43, mobile: (+375 29) 671 88 91, e-mail: alexander.novikov@undp.by.
 
UNDP in Belarus, 17 Kirov Str., Minsk 220050, Tel. +375 (17) 227 48 76, 227 81 49, Fax +375 (17) 226 03 40, e-mail fo.blr@undp.org
 
Press release
United Nations Development Programme in Belarus
 
17 November 2010