Media Outlet PressAfrik Date of first publication 19/12/2023 Date of Latest Change 19/12/2023

16. Professionalism in the Media Outlet

16.1. Recruitment and Training

There shall be professional guidelines for the recruitment and training of editorial staff. This includes responsibilities for implementing diversity policy and staff welfare. Recruitment policy, (use of open competition etc.) and staff welfare principles should be publicly available.

Do you have guidelines for the recruitment and training of editorial staff?

Yes

Do those guidelines contain a diversity policy?

Yes

If you want to publish additional information, please provide it here.

Nous disposons de directives professionnelles de recrutement et de formation. Déjà pour le stage, cela se fait par concours d'entrée adressé aux étudiants des différentes écoles de formation en journalisme au Sénégal. Le genre et la diversité sont bien pris en compte.

Do those guidelines cover staff welfare?

Yes

If you want to publish additional information, please provide it here.

Les directives pour le bien-être du personnel sont garanties par le Code du travail sous la supervision des inspecteurs du travail qui effectuent des visites inopinées régulières en entreprise

Are they publicly available?

Yes

16.2. Working Conditions, Contract Policy and Labour Relations

Journalistic principles and practice should be supported by the organisational environment including protection for journalistic integrity through adherence to labour laws and regulations, transparency of contract policy and freedom to organise. The duration or nature of the contract should not inhibit a journalist from operating in an ethical manner and the organisation structure should protect that principle.

Do the regulations and guidelines for the employment of staff and engagement of contract journalists protect their editorial independence?

Yes

Are your employees (including freelance) covered by legal contracts and insurance?

Yes

Does your staff have the freedom to organise?

Yes

Do you have an existing structure for social dialogue including a collective bargaining arrangement with appropriate trade unions?

Yes

Are there guidelines for contracts of engagement with freelance journalists?

Yes

Do these guidelines ensure the ability of freelancers to adhere to the editorial principles?

Yes

16.3. Staff Welfare

Responsibility for the welfare of staff and those contracted on a freelance basis should be an important part of a Media Outlet’s role. Organisational Editorial Guidelines should be protective against any form of discrimination and supportive of equality of opportunity. It should ensure safety at work and in the working environment (including remote and online) and have guidelines, which support staff who have been exposed to material of a sensitive or upsetting nature or have suffered physical or psychological harm in the course of their work.

Does your Media Outlet's rules and procedures protect against discrimination in the workplace?

Yes

Does your Media Outlet's rules and procedures support equality of opportunity?

Yes

Does your Media Outlet have a safety at work policy, which includes specific protection for journalists working in hostile environments?

Yes

Does your Media Outlet have guidelines to support editorial staff who have been exposed to material of a sensitive or upsetting nature?

Yes

Does your Media Outlet have guidelines to support editorial staff who suffered physical or psychological harm in the course of their work?

Yes