Newsletter ASJC – August/September

Agenda:

  • Inside ASJC Romania – New ASJC Members
  • Inside ASJC Romania – YouthPhotos
  • National – Summer Camp ANOSR 2008
  • National – General Assembly ANOSR 2008
  • International – Summer Media School (Lisbon)
  • International – Discrimination and Diversity
  • International – Launch of youthweek.eu
  • International – Information Society and its Impact on Youth Media

Inside ASJC Romania – New ASJC Romania Members
Starting August 2008, ASJC Romania has 5 new members: Raluca Dinica, Denisa Caldararu, Severina Batca, Claudiu Degan and Petre Fluerasu.

Inside ASJC Romania – YouthPhotos
ASJC Romania is now working at the launching of the local version of an international platform dedicated to young photographers and journalists from Romania and Europe. The platform will give young media makers the possibility to download photos for their publications using an accesible interface. More details about the event and the project’s release to be announced soon!

National – Summer Camp ANOSR 2008
ASJC Romania has participated to the Summer Camp of ANOSR (the National Alliance of Student Organizations in Romania), which was opened by a debate on the so called “Student’s Statutes” in Romania. The debate was moderated by the vicepresident of ASJC Romania, Denisa Nica, who is also PR vicepresident of the National Alliance of Students’ Organization (ANOSR). 150 students, leaders of the Romanian students’ movement and members of ANOSR, met Romania’s president, Traian Basescu, at the federation’s summer camp in Eforie Sud. The students asked the president for his public support for transforming ANOSR’s initiative, the Student’s Statutes, into a public document, which should bring under regulation Romanian students’ rights and obligations. For further information, please check ANOSR’s official website.

National – General Assembly ANOSR 2008
ASJC has participated at ANOSR’s General Assembly, where a new Board had been elected, the strategy on the next year was established and future projects were discussed. The new Board of National Alliance of Students’ Organization from Romania is formed of nine members – a president, a secretary general and seven vicepresidents. The new structure was voted at the federation’s General Assembly held in Constanta between the 14th and the 18th of August.

The Board is the executive body of ANOSR and coordinates the federation’s activity for one year (2008-2009). The Board Members are delegates of the organizations members of ANOSR from all over the country, in order to assure the national reprensentation of students:
President – Cezar Haj
PR Vicepresident – Denisa Nica (also vice-president of ASJC Romania)

The traditional ANOSR projects represent anual events organized by the alliance in different cities. The five traditional projects will be organized  by NGOs from Sibiu, Iasi, Alba Iulia, Cluj, Baia Mare and Bucuresti.

On behalf of ASJC Romania, the particiants at the General Assembly were Denisa Nica, vice-president of ASJC, and Carmen Paun, president of ASJC.
More details on ANOSR’s official webpage.

International – Summer Media School (Lisbon)
Romanian youngsters interested in media have applied in high number for the Summer Media School, event which takes place in Lisbon, Portugal, between 21st and 30th of September. Romania is represented by four young media makers, and the 190 Romanians who entered the competition represent the highest number of applications of all countries.

International – Discrimination and Diversity
ASJC is promoting in Romania the Discrimination and Diversity Journalism Contest. The competition is addressed to all people who contribute to a better understanding of interpersonal relations and fight against any kind of dicrimination through their writting. The articles can be sent until 31st of October and the prizes will be worth 4500 Euros. For further information, please go to ASJC’s article on the issue.

International – Launching youthweek.eu
Begining with September the 1st, the website www.youthweek.eu is active! The site will cover the events during the Youth European Week. This event will take place all over the world, including Romania, during 2-9 November. On youthweek.eu you will find exciting and unique materials about what will happen in Romania, as well as in the other countries. The events from Romania will be covered by Magda Barascu, who writes for Hotnews.ro and Euractiv Romania. For more details about what Youth Week means, access http://www.youthweek.eu.

International – Information Society and its Impact on Youth Media
ASJC Romania participated at the “Information Society and its Impact on Youth Media” Conference held in Skopje, Macedonia, between 11th – 14th of September, which was organized by FEJS Macedonia. There, 40 youth media representatives from 18 countries in the Balcan region, met to discuss on the latest trends in online media and about its impact on our societies.

The Conference has been devided into sessions covering issues such as the global village, youth online media, blogs, social networking portals and online communities. The speakers ranged from university teachers to young media makers. The sessions were modereded by some of the participants.

On behalf of ASJC Romania, the participants were Denisa Nica, vice-president ASJC Romania, who also moderated the first session of the event, and Mihaela Georgescu, secretary general of ASJC Romania.

For more information about ASJC and for subscribing for ASJC Romania’s newsletter, please write to asjc.bucuresti@yahoo.com.

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