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    Cooperation Agreement Signed - Press Council in BiH and the University of Tuzla

    20.11.2017

    Cooperation Agreement Signed -

    Press Council in BiH and the University of Tuzla

    The agreement on cooperation amongst the University of Tuzla and the Press Council in BiH was signed today in Tuzla. The agreement was signed by the Rector of the University of Tuzla, Prof. Nermina Hadzigrahic PhD, the Executive Director of the Press Council in BiH, Ms. Ljiljana Zurovac and Prof. Enes Osmancevic PhD, Head of the University Media Center.

    The agreement represents future joint cooperation in the area of educating journalism students on ethics standards of professional coverage, organization of round tables, seminars and conferences for the media community, cooperation with the regional self-regulatory bodies and media institutes, as well as promotion of professional and responsible journalism in BiH.

    “With today’s signing of the agreement between the University of Tuzla and the Press Council in BiH we are starting stronger institutional cooperation, which will be very significant for the students”, stated Rector Prof. Nermina Hadzigrahic PhD.

    Ljiljana Zurovac, Executive Director of the Press Council in BiH, stated that this cooperation is very important for both institutions. “We have had exceptional cooperation with the Tuzla University for over 10 years, which is now formalized by this agreement. We have to keep improving professional and responsible journalism and prepare a young generation of journalists to return the profession’s dignity. Working together with the journalism department in Tuzla, our message will be even stronger.”

    Prof. Enes Osmancevic PhD, Head of the University Media Center, noted that the goal of this cooperation was “Joint performance of the Media Center of the University in Tuzla and the Press Council, in terms of expert, professional education and research, where, on the one hand, students will have the chance to use the Council’s capacities, and, on the other, the council will attain bigger promotion of professional and ethics journalism standards. As member of the European Alliance of Independent Press Councils, the Press Council in BiH is in constant touch with new professional trends, while the university has the opportunity of starting new research projects, which can stimulate not only the professional but also the broadest public, with regards to the right to correction of erroneous media publications, the public’s right to submit some sort of complaint, where the Press Council is the link between the media and citizens.”

    After signing of the Agreement, a workshop for media ethics was held for 50 journalism students from the University of Tuzla, where the new educational platform of the Press Council was also presented - Online School of Media Ethics www.mediaethics.eu.

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