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4 04, 2020

L-IĠM jilqa’ l-aħbar li l-Gvern laqa’ l-appell għall-għajnuna finanzjarja lill-ġurnalisti

By |2020-04-04T09:56:52+02:00April 4th, 2020|Articles, Carousel News, Home Page, News, Scroller News|0 Comments

L-Istitut tal-Ġurnalisti Maltin jilqa l-aħbar li l-Gvern laqa’ l-appelli li saru mill-IĠM f’ittra lill-Prim Ministru Robert Abela il-ġimgħa l-oħra: 1) l-għoti ta’ finanzjament lill-mezzi tax-xandir, b’rikonoxximent bħala pilastru ewlieni f’demokrazija u 2) iż-żieda ta’ fotografi freelance fil-lista ta’ persuni li se jibbenefikaw mill-għajnuna finanzjarja riżultat tal-impatt negattiv li qed tħalli l-COVID19. Kif semmejna fl-istqarrija preċedenti, il-familja ġurnalistika, għandna numru ta’ ġurnalisti u fotografi/camerapersons li huma freelancers, jaħdmu għal rashom, li d-dħul tagħhom diġa’ naqas drastikament għax ix-xogħol tagħhom naqas billi per eżempju, bħalissa ma huma organizzati ebda attivitajiet sportivi, soċjali jew attivitajiet tal-massa li minnhom jiddependi ħafna mid-dħul ta’ dawn il-ġurnalisti. Fl-aħħar jiem, f’laqgħa mal-Viċi President tal-Kummissjoni Ewropea Vera Jourova, il-Federazzjoni Ewropea tal-Ġurnalisti (EFJ) li l-IĠM hija membru tagħha, iddiskutiet il-ħtieġa li l-Unjoni Ewropea u l-Gvernijiet tal-Istati Membri, joħolqu pjan ta’ rkupru għas-settur ġurnalistiku li hu kruċjali f’demokrazija. L-għaqda li tirrapreżenta lill-ġurnalisti appellat biex dan il-pjan ta irkupru ikun jinkludi: [...]

27 03, 2020

Measures taken by Governments in aid of journalists

By |2020-03-27T14:24:38+02:00March 27th, 2020|Carousel News, Home Page, News, Scroller News|0 Comments

Belgium (Flanders): Freelancers can rely on both existing and new measures depending on the situation of the freelancer. When the freelancer’s got ill, he or she’s granted a daily amount from day one as soon as he or she is ill for a period of 7 days (measure from 2019). When a freelancer’s not ill but has no income anymore which is the case for sports and art journalists for instance, he or she is entitled to a monthly allowance from the first day of no activity. The monthly payment amounts to 1.614,10€ when you have a family and 1.291,69€ when you don’t. In order to get it, you should just reach out to your social security fund. Other measures taken by the government are: exemption or postponement of the payment of social security contributions for one year for the first two quarters of 2020. Also, selfemployed workers can be [...]

27 03, 2020

L-IĠM jappella lill-Gvern biex jassigura l-ħarsien tal-ħaddiema kollha fil-qasam tal-ġurnaliżmu

By |2020-03-27T14:19:55+02:00March 27th, 2020|Articles, Carousel News, Home Page, News, Scroller News|0 Comments

L-IĠM jappella lill-Gvern biex jassigura li l-ħaddiema kollha fil-qasam tal-ġurnaliżmu, inkluż il-freelancers, igawdu mill-miżuri finanzjarji u biex il-ġurnaliżmu jkun protett. Meta l-parti l-kbira tal-postijiet tax-xogħol huma magħluqa minħabba x-“shutdown parzjali”, ordnat mill-awtoritajiet tas-saħħa, r-reklamar fil-gazzetti u l-mezzi tax-xandir qed jonqos b’mod drastiku. Barra minn dan, minħabba li ħafna nies qed jobdu l-ordnijiet u rrakkomandazzjonijiet u jibqgħu d-dar, anke l-bejgħ tal-ġurnali naqas. Dan se jfisser nuqqas ta’ dħul għal media houses li jimpjegaw magħhom ġurnalisti u għalhekk l-impjieg jew id-dħul tal-ġurnalisti tagħna jinsab fil-periklu. Fil-familja ġurnalistika, għandna numru ta’ ġurnalisti u fotografi/camerapersons li huma freelancers, jaħdmu għal rashom, li d-dħul tagħhom diġa’ naqas drastikament għax ix-xogħol tagħhom naqas billi per eżempju, bħalissa ma huma organizzati ebda attivitajiet sportivi, soċjali jew attivitajiet tal-massa li minnhom jiddependi ħafna mid-dħul ta’ dawn il-ġurnalisti. Xogħol il-ġurnalist hu wieħed essenzjali f’soċjetà demokratika. Mingħajr il-ħidma talġurnalisti, l-poplu ma jistax jinżamm infurmat dwar dak li qed iseħħ fil-pajjiż. [...]

11 03, 2020

Sandro Micallef appointed Chairman of the GSSE Media Working Group

By |2020-03-11T12:42:32+02:00March 11th, 2020|Articles, Carousel News, Home Page, News, Scroller News|0 Comments

The Games of the Small States of Europe (GSSE) Media Working Group, which was founded in January 2019 in Lausanne during the General Assembly of AIPS, held its second meeting in the occasion of the 2020 AIPS Congress in Budapest, Hungary. One of the main aims of this group is to facilitate and provide modern and adequate conditions for journalists during the bi-annual GSSE, a multi-sport event in which nine European countries of a population under one million participate on a regular basis. During the meeting held in Budapest Malta Sports Journalists President Sandro Micallef was appointed as Chairman of this group with his counterparts in Cyprus, Erodotos Miltiadous and in San Marino Elia Gorini assisting with the coordination of this group. The latest edition of the GSSE took place in 2019 in Montenegro. It was the first time the Balkan country hosted the Games, after joining the GSSE family [...]