"On the 6th of June, media workers celebrate their professional holiday in Ukraine. Exactly 26 years ago on June 6, 1992 the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine joined the International Federation of Journalists, the world's largest organization protecting journalists’ professional and social rights. Later, it was this date that became the main professional holiday of all journalists - all those who we see on television every day, who work tirelessly behind the scenes, who write sharp social and political articles, make reports and broadcast the main news of Ukraine and the world.
A real journalist is primarily a highly educated and decent person who informs us of important events; who is a talented psychologist and can convey through the journalistic material people’s true feelings and attitudes. Today one can hardly imagine a modern society existing without the profession of a journalist. At the same time, this profession is rightly considered to be one of the most dangerous, because it is journalists who are often the first to find themselves in conflict zones, natural disasters and other life-threatening situations. And the primary task of the state is to protect their professional rights, promote the establishment of freedom of speech and create conditions for the development of media representing different points of view.
It is also very important to involve as many young people in journalism as possible. Faculty of Journalism of the National University "Odessa Law Academy" provides high-quality training for a new generation of journalists in our city. Future journalists are not limited to classroom activities, they make their own creative projects, participate in various conferences, forums, trainings on media issues, take part in international programs, and many of them already actively work for the leading media of the city and the country.
“Dear journalists! On the day of your professional holiday, let me express my sincere gratitude for your selfless work for the benefit of the state and society’s development! I wish you strong health, creative inspiration, professional success, and to may you always be first in everything! ", - Ukrainian Deputy, the President of International Humanitarian University Sergei Kivalov wrote on his official Facebook page.