The first training for journalists of Western Ukraine ‘New Human Resources for New Ukraine’ organized by the Academy of Ukrainian Press with the participation of ‘Kadry’ portal was held in January, 26-27, 2017 in Lviv.
‘I hope that knowledge and skills received during this training will help you open a new page in your journalistic practice’, – announced in her welcome speech Dina Bernardin, ESF Coordinator, Media Development Foundation that supports the project.
Students and lecturers of Ivan Franko Lviv National University as well as associate professors of Journalism and Mass Communications Department, Lviv Polytechnic National University, correspondents of national TV channels and freelance journalists took part in the training. The experienced coaches worked with journalists, in particular, Andrii Yurychko, Sc.PhD, lecturer at the Periodical Press Department, Institute of Journalism, T.Shevchenko Kyiv National University and Dmytro Hamash, ‘Kadry’ portal administrator.
‘Apart from the everyday, business, political corruption, the development of our country is threatened also by corruption in appointments. Precisely coverage of recruiting process is the goal of our project. It depends on active position of media society and huge demand of civil society if the state property management remains under control of political and business clans or becomes the element of state reforming’, – pointed out prof. Valeriy Ivanov.
Dmytro Hamash told the journalists about peculiarities of recruitment selection running and appointments to the vacant chief positions of state and public enterprises, institutions, organizations and the positions in Ukrainian state service.
‘Until the social control over the transparency of appointments is established, we do not have an idea which objects are legally in state property, and which are just lining the close associates’ wallets. Therefore, an article or TV picture about a recruiting competition can probably be uninteresting for the audience. However, this is so because the most striking cases are hidden from a media consumer: what will the winner receive, which financial resources are under control of this person, whose interests will this person meet while administrating this structure, why are these people included into the competition committee but not some other’, – mentioned the director of ‘Kadry’ project.
Media trainer Andrii Yurychko paid attention of all the present to qualification requirements to professional eligibility for candidates and selection principles for the vacant positions.
‘If a journalist conducts the expertise of following the legal requirements on the competition running, competently analyzes the competition documents, he/she will see where the competition committee has made a mistake, what rights of participants are violated, how the choice of the winner corresponds to the competition specifications. By doing so, a journalist has also an extra advantage – on the basis of open sources he/she can analyze the honesty of candidates. This factor is hardly paid attention to by the competition committee in numerous cases’, – told Andrii Yurychko.
During the discussion the training participants expressed their opinions on the problem of searching and access to information about the recruitment competitions and also shared with their vision of high rank appointment coverage in media.