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Public Services International Communicators’ Action Network (PSI CAN) initiatives combine skills training, on-location reporting, media outreach and solidarity exchanges.

The third Public Services International Communicators’ Action Network (PSI CAN) is a joint initiative of PSI and our regional representative, the European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU), together with our affiliate unions, ADEDY, and allies in Greece. In bringing together a team of expert union journalists and communicator, this solidarity exchange enables PSI communicators from other countries to learn more about the issues facing Greek trade unionists and share this understanding with their union members and communities around the world.

Previous PSI CAN actions:

2012 – Wisconsin, USA. Union communicators from Canada, Europe and national affiliates in America answered an urgent call to join the PSI CAN expert communications response team in Wisconsin, USA, in early March. Working with the local affiliate unions and allies, we boosted national and international media coverage, expanded social media outreach and documented activities marking the one year anniversary of the passage of legislation stripping public service workers’ rights in Wisconsin.
See the results at http://www.world-psi.org/psi-can-wisconsin

2011 – Tunisia. Fifty communicators from 16 countries (most from the Middle East and North Africa) participated in workshops on video journalism, photo journalism, investigative journalism, news writing, blogging, social media, mobile messaging, and security. After training and briefings at a PSI news centre set up in the centre of Tunis, the union journalists were formed into teams and assigned to cover stories about public service workers, their unions, campaigns, challenges and victories in Tunisia and the MENA region.
See the results athttp://www.psi-can.org/