Cyprus - Greek and Turkish Cypriot journalists’ unions sign agreement - May 31, 2017

Global union IFJ has backed a joint agreement signed between representatives of Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot journalists at a meeting in Nicosia. The Memorandum of Understanding – designed to promote cooperation between journalists from both communities, was signed by the Union of Cyprus Journalists and the Turkish Cypriot press workers' union Basin-Sen as well as the Association of Turkish Cypriot Journalists. Representatives of the three journalist unions agreed to mutual co-operation and solidarity on issues of journalists’ safety, access to information, and adherence to professional standards. During the meeting, the participants also discussed issues such as ethics, good governance and self-regulation in their work.

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