THE 2nd Annual Consultative Workshop on Safety and the Rights of Journalists (11/2016)

This year's conference responds to the International Day for an End to journalist's failure to sanction the security breach by the United Nations (UN)  (2/11).
 
The two-day conference was attended by members of the Network of Professional Protection Consultants, members of the Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA), experts from the media the Journalists' Association, the School of Training, the social organization, the development partners and the press.
 
OPENING SESSION
 
In the opening speech of the conference, Mr. Tran Nhat Minh - Director of RED highlighted the mission of the organization as well as the purpose of the conference, welcome and thanks for the support of the partners, the participation of the delegates. expression.
 
Ms. Ping Kitnikone, New Ambassador of Canada to Vietnam, welcomed the meeting and expressed her desire to support Canada in the field of citizen participation and media development.
 
Ms. Misako Ito, UNESCO Asia-Pacific Media Adviser, spoke about the organization's desire for regional media development.
 
SESSION I -  SAFETY JOURNALISTIC OPERATION IN THE WORLD AND VIETNAM
 
Chantal Mairese, a UNESCO expert, presented the United Nations action plan around the globe.
 
Mr. Tran Nhat Minh presents the protect operation program deployed from 2010 to 2018.
 
SESSION II - CONFLICT IN FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES IN OPERATING PRESS 
 
Tran Nhat Minh's suggestion suggests that a major cause of incidents that prevent journalists from assaulting journalists is the conflict of functions and duties between journalism and civil service or the work of others.
 
Journalist Nguyen Duc Hien - General Secretary of the law office of Ho Chi Minh City presented the speech "Experience of the press operation when there is a conflict of functions and duties".
 
Mr. Ed Legaspi - Press Director of SEAPA presented the presentation "Conflict behavior - experience in the region".
 
Mr. Le Hong Son analyzes the boundaries between the parties. Delegates discussed boundaries, differences in the text and the reality of journalism and civil service and other industries, the perceptions and experiences of journalists in the operational situation were possible conflict with the function of the press
 
SESSION III - UNESCO CONSULTANT ON SAFETY JOURNALISTIC OPERATION INDEX
 
Hosted by Ms. Misako Ito and Mr. ED Legaspi.
 
Ms. Reeta Poyhtari, UNESCO's media expert, presented the UNESCO-built newsletter security indexes.
 
Vietnamese and regional delegates asked questions and comments on UNESCO's set of indicators.
 
SESSION IV- RED CONSULTANCY INDEX OF VIETNAM PRESS RELEASE
 
Hosted by experts Nguyen Chi Dung and Nguyen Nhung.
 
Delegates discussed some concepts such as accuracy, impartiality, social responsibility, independence, non-profit ... can measure the ethical values, professional standards of the press, thus providing the most reliable rating framework for the media rating set that RED is working on.
 
Some images of the conference:

Mr. Tran Nhat Minh, Director of RED spoke at the opening ceremony

Ms. Ping Kitnikone, New Ambassador of Canada to Vietnam, welcomed the meeting
Canada's desire for support in the area of citizen participation and press development

Ms. Misako Ito, UNESCO Asia-Pacific Media Adviser, spoke about the organization's desire to
develop regional media.

Chantal Mairese, a UNESCO expert, presented the United Nations action plan around the globe

Mr. Tran Nhat Minh and Dr. Le Hong Son - Former Director of Document Inspection
Department Ministry of Justice presides over session 1: WORLD SAFETY IN VIETNAM AND VIETNAM

Mr. Tran Nhat Minh, talked about the Journalistic safety program of RED (2010-2018)

Delegates presented their speech at session 2 with the theme:
Conflict of duties in the press
Delegates discussed the boundaries between media rights and civil rights;
the difference between the text and the reality between the press and the civil service.

On the afternoon of November 1, the Annual Conference on Operational Counseling continued
with the third session of discussion on Consultation of the UNESCO journalist safety index

Session 3 of the conference was chaired by Ms. Misako Ito - UNESCO Representative
and Mr. ED Legaspi - Representative of the Alliance of Southeast Asian Press Association (SEAPA).

Representatives asked questions and comments on UNESCO's set of indicators

On the morning of November 2, the Annual Conference on Operational Counseling
continued discussion session 4: Consultation on building the Vietnam Press Review

Delegates discuss some of the measurable concepts of journalistic ethics

Regional and international representatives also contributed ideas for the indicator set
 
 
FEEDBACK OF THE PRESS
 

The conference attracted a large number of journalists attending
 
Tien Phong Online Articles: Global efforts to promote the protection of press operations. The paper quoted UNESCO statistics presented at the conference, in the past decade, on average every 5 days a reporter was killed, more than 800 crimes against the press were not punished.
 
Also on the conference, Cong Luan Online has an article: Annual Conference on counseling protection journalism. The article quoted TS. Le Hong Son - Former Director of the Department of Legal Document Inspection (Ministry of Justice), that on the issue of journalism today there are still limitations. For example, in the past, the police had no permission to shoot movies, take CSGT photos while on duty. This matter was taken care of by the press, then the Minister of Public Security talked with the Minister of Justice and decided to cancel the regulation. Or the Ministry of Justice has handled quite a lot of regulations issued by localities to limit the press operation. These issues are local, due to the lack of specific regulations leading to agencies and units misunderstandings and arbitrary use.
 
Addressing the problem of obstructing the press, the Hanoi New Newspaper cited RED's report that in the first three months of 2016 there were 12 interruptions in the media industry. Many cases originate from conflicts of the press with the civil service or industry. However, the collision between the reporter of the Ho Chi Minh City Youth Newspaper and the Dong Anh District Criminal Police at Nhat Tan Bridge (Ha Noi), the new conflict has become a legal conflict. The reporter has the right to protection under Article 7 / ND-159 and the police can punish journalists under Article 6 of this decree. This is one of the main reasons leading to operational hindrances. However, the discussion after the incident has not clarified the problem.
 
On this issue, Tuoi Tre Thu Do quoted journalist Nguyen Duc Hien, general secretary of the newspaper, Ho Chi Minh City Law Newspaper, said at the conference, each attack on journalists is an attack on the right to know and the freedom of expression of the public. In order to limit the acts that obstruct the press practice in our country, there should be separate and specific working rules of each press agency and closely supervised by the agency. On the other hand, basic and specialized classes are required to foster and train journalistic skills. In addition, journalists must raise awareness about their rights as well as their professional ethics while working to reduce risks.
 
Talking about solutions to problems, Traffic Newspaper has: How journalists do not obstruct in operation? The article quoted Le Hong Son, arguing that there is conflict because the majority of the perceptions and handling of functional forces do not guarantee professionalism. The press is sometimes the same. Failure is due to institutionalization, so it is imperative to quickly refine the institution, setting clear standards for journalists to operate lawfully and unobstructed.
 
There are also a number of other news agencies reporting on the conference.
 
 

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