Category Archives: EU Skills

Turkey’s Article 301 and Skills (football and otherwise)

I don’t normally deal with politics on this blog. I stick to competencies and software. This morning, though, I read news which will affect the UK and EU skills base, and I can’t avoid it just because it is political.

A Turkish publisher, Ragip Zarakolu, was sentenced to five months in prison after a judge ruled that The Truth Will Set Us Free, written by George Jerjian, “insulted the Turkish republic”. The sentence was under Article 301, revised in April.

As the Guardian puts it:

The altered law banished the crime of insulting “Turkishness” and reduced the maximum sentence from three to two years. It also lay down that all prosecutions need prior approval from the justice minister.

What does all this have to do with UK and EU skills?

As it happens, quite a lot.

 

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Highly Professional British Workforce

Thank goodness we’re working in a highly-skilled, professional, knowledge economy.

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HR Blog power rankings

I am delighted, if somewhat bemused, to find myself on Kris Dunn’s HR Blog Power Rankings.

Delighted – because it is, of course, an honour to be recognised, especially by someone who knows what he’s talking about.

Bemused, because there are plenty of blogs up there which I would put more squarely in the HR space than this one, like the estimable Jon Ingham‘s, and systematicHR and KnowHR Blog and – well, you get the idea.

Check out the list on HR Capitalist, it makes a good read.

So what is this blog about, if not HR?

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