The creation of the professional association of journalists, closer

The Association of Journalists of Santa Cruz de Tenerife (APT) held this past Thursday Ordinary Assembly at its headquarters on Calle San Francisco in the capital of Tenerife. President Salvador García Llanos informed at the event of the next steps for the creation of the professional association and that they will begin by presenting the formal request for its implementation to the registry of the Ministry of the Presidency of the Government of the Canary Islands, so that Next, it will be transferred to Parliament, where the Law creating the college will be debated. This first procedure will be carried out at the beginning of next month, informs the APT in a press release released this Sunday.

The APT will sign a collaboration agreement with the Fundación Canaria Club Deportivo Tenerife

The APT will sign a collaboration agreement with the Fundación Canaria Club Deportivo Tenerife

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Salvador García Llanos reiterated his confidence that the processing and subsequent approval of the Law creating the association will take place before the end of the current legislature. The APT is marching in this process hand in hand with the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Press Association and the Lanzarote-Fuerteventura Press Association.

“The journalists of the Canary Islands are a little closer to seeing this dream come true. With the creation of the college, we would equip ourselves with an essential instrument for the defense of the profession and the role played by the media in democratic societies like ours, while assuming an even firmer role in representing the professional interests”, said García Llanos.

In the Assembly, the president also presented the management report and the status of the census of associates, currently registered in one hundred people. Next, the APT directors announced the details of the sale and purchase operation of the headquarters and the refurbishment works recently carried out in the new facilities, providing them with access for people with reduced mobility and an adapted bathroom, among other improvements.

Next, the associates received information on the economic balances of previous years and the 2022 budget. Likewise, they were informed of the forthcoming signing of an agreement with the Canarian Academy of Language and the firm Clamo&Cran, a center for professional language applications, which will make available to associates specialized training in editing, translation, content creation, graphic design and teaching Spanish.

The APT Assembly recovered its face-to-face character this Thursday, after the restrictions of the last two years due to the pandemic. Prior to the Assembly, the board of directors met.

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