Vaccination call for veterans
Gaziantep Press Association (GBC) President Arif Kurt said in a statement he made on January 10, Working Journalists' Day that the media sector was going through a very difficult process with the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic, and asked the press members to be among the priority groups in the vaccination studies.
President Kurt, stating that they celebrated January 10 as a "day of solidarity" and not a holiday, drew attention to the problems and solutions of the press during the coronavirus period. GBC President Arif Kurt stated that many issues are expected in the press sector, from the enactment of professional laws to press freedom. stated the following in his statement:
"On the occasion of" January 10 Working Journalists Day ", which we celebrate as a" day of solidarity "rather than a" holiday "due to the problems we are experiencing, we want to share our problems awaiting resolution with the public. Because, solving the problems experienced in our sector as soon as possible is of great importance for the development of our profession, which is constantly losing reputation. First of all, I sincerely thank our colleagues and the media organizations they work for, under the heavy pressure of the coronavirus epidemic, for the self-sacrificing efforts of the public to the freedom of information. "
Call for vaccination
GBC chairman Arif Kurt reminded that professional groups such as police and gendarmerie after healthcare workers, as well as press workers, are directly faced with the threat of corona virus, and said, "Our colleagues, our employees, risk their lives and health and fulfill their duties devotedly in the field for the sake of news. Turkey our colleague over a thousand in my public coronavirus arrested while being treated, unfortunately in our country 20 colleague, lost coronavirus result of life beginning 489 media workers task in 56 countries. in these realities, taking into account the risks of the profession of journalism, the press in vaccination 'priority occupation groups' between receiving we are waiting "he said.
Legal regulation request for press employees
Kurt, emphasizing the need for a comprehensive change and renewal in the press sector, "As we constantly emphasize at every opportunity, our sector needs a comprehensive change and renewal. The solution to this is through" making new legal regulations. "From the freedom of the press to working conditions in the press, from the internet law. A series of regulations should be determined with a series of workshops with broad participation and should be enacted immediately, until the elimination of the press card requirement in taking advantage of professional standards and the right to wear and tear. The journalist mask of everyone, regardless of their education, is% B