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Equal media for democracy in Poland
Outcome:
media for democracy
City (headquarters):
Warszawa
Voivodeship (headquarters):
mazowieckie
Partners:
Press Club Poland, Warszawa
Dates:
01-11-2022 - 30-04-2024
Status:
in progess
Project cost:
131 521,00 EUR
Funding:
131 521,00 EUR
Outreach:
nationwide

According to the 2022 ‘Media Pluralism Monitor’ report, conditions in which journalists work are an important factor affecting media freedom and their watchdog activities. At the same time, a recommendation assumed in the same year by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, quality journalism is aided by the prevention of discrimination among the editorial staff. Hence, the assumption behind the project is not only to strengthen equality standards in the Polish media from the point of view of content delivered to readers, but also to provide solutions that will optimise the functioning of journalists’ place of work. Our research indicates that Polish journalists wish to broaden their knowledge on legal protection they are entitled to, in the event of violations they experience in their work. We will address these problems by organising the Equal Media Academy. We will recruit journalists from all over Poland, especially those working in local and civic media. Within the Academy, we will organise four two-day trips to Warsaw to workshops devoted to legal protection of journalists, even treatment at the place of work, and equal work standards, e.g., inclusive language of content prepared. It will be a great opportunity for representatives of small editorial teams to meet and exchange their knowledge and contacts. We will organise legal advice for journalists available both online and by phone. We will establish an Information Database – a website gathering publications related to free media and equal treatment. We will present it during the closing event (later also available as a webinar) during which we will present the ‘Equal Work Standards for Editorial Teams’ developed during the Academy. Our partner is Press Club Polska raising journalists’ qualifications in Poland and ensuring citizen’s right to obtain reliable information. Our partner will support us in promoting the project, recruiting Academy participants and in promoting our legal counseling.

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