„Freedom of Young Media” Online Competition

Pentru a participa la concurs, tinerii jurnalişti cu vârsta până în 30 de ani pot pune articole, filmuleţe sau poze pe una din următoarele reţele sociale: AMIC Young Communicators Network (pentru Asia) sau Youthmedia (pentru Europa).

Deadline: 20 septembrie 2009

Competiţia are trei categorii:

  • Ce înseamnă libertatea pentru tinerii din media („Freedom of  Young Media) pentru tine şi mass-media acolo unde locuieşti?
  • Cum te raportezi la această libertate?
  • Cu ce provocări legate de libertatea tinerilor jurnalişti te confrunţi în mediul în care lucrezi?

Juriul va alege zece câştigători. Festivitatea de premiere va avea loc în cadrul „European Youth Media Days” între 14 şi 16 octombrie in Bruxelles.

Parteneri în această competiţie sunt Asian Media Information & Communication Centre (AMIC) şi European Youth Press (EYP).

Mai multe informaţii găsiţi în comunicatul de presă .

Povestea ASJC – Youthpress Romania?

A venit un moment important in viata ASJC-ului. A implinit un anisor si a avut parte de prima Adunare Generala. Cu ocazia asta, a primit o denumire, mai slefuita, un nou birou de conducere si multe planuri de imagine si identitate. Astfel, de azi inainte, pe toate caile ne vom autointitula ASJC – Youthpress Romania, iar noul board il puteti gasi la Team.tort2

ASJC e ca un tanar care se afla la varsta la care dezvoltarea personala inseamna totul pentru el. Si incearca la fiecare pas sa isi construiasca identitatea, sa afle cine e, ce are de oferit ca sa isi poata construi asteptari, cum sa se promoveze si cum sa isi creeze brandul personal.

Dar spre deosebire de un tanar obisnuit, el are un avantaj: are in spate o echipa care il sustine, care il mustra cand a gresit, il mangaie cand a reusit si care il ghideaza spre drumul succesului si implinirii sale. Are un staff intreg in spate si e mandru de asta. De aceea zambeste adesea si are incredere in sine.

ASJC-ului ii plac surprizele. De aceea, asteapta pana in ultimul moment ca sa afle ce i-a mai pregatit echipa. Si la fel ca si el, trebuie sa fiti si voi rabdatori pentru a descoperi ce altceva aduce ASJC-ul anul asta. Sau Youthpress Romania. Sau noi.

Make a wish and blow your candle, ASJC!

Supporting youth initiative

By Denisa Căldăraru & Cătălina Ciorei

Androulla Vassiliou has been the European Commissioner for Health since march 2008. She is an active Cypriot and European politician, with law studies background and civil society actions. As one of the speakers in the opening day of the Youth Health Conference, she summed up the purpose of this activity using these three words: listen, learn, motivate – listen to what young people have to say, learn from their ideas and motivate them to take initiative and get involved in health initiatives that concern them. We had the chance to talk to her and find out more about the Commission’s activity on youth health and the follow up of this Conference.

Denisa Caldararu, Androulla Vassiliou and Catalina Ciorei at Youth Health Conference 2009

Denisa Caldararu, Androulla Vassiliou and Catalina Ciorei at Youth Health Conference 2009

EYP: What were your expectation when you planned this conference?

Androulla Vassiliou: Well, first of all, what I expected was to see how important health was to young people, because very often young people don’t think about health because they’re young, they’re healthy.

EYP: And is your impression after what happened these past days?

A.V.: I think they started to recognize the importance of a healthy lifestyle, this is the message that we want to send to young people. We want to see how they want us to communicate with/to young people through the workshops. Because we know what was said in the workshops and we take it from there and we see what are the messages young people want to send us. And we use these messages to make our policies in the future. We have a lot of information but do young people read this information, is it reaching them? So I want to see what other source of information they would like us to give them.

EYP: Some companies have benefited from the financial crisis. For example Nuttela, McDonald’s. People can’t afford healthy food and find themselves choosing fast food with unhealthy ingredients over healthy, recommended ones. What is the Commission doing so that young people make the right food choices even during this financial crisis?

A.V.: What you said is very true. We have this forum for health and nutrition and we are trying, through these strategies to pass the message for healthy eating. It’s not easy because young people like to be in fashion and it’s a very difficult job for the parents and for the government to pass the message that eating fast food isn’t good for you. But I think that gradually we’re getting there. What you said about the financial crisis is true but I think that you, young people, can influence each other. You can pass the messages that you want to convey. That is why we want to involve young people, because young people listen to young people more than they do to us. And we want to have a great number of leaders.

EYP: You talked about involving young people in decision making. What does this mean exactly? What can a young person do in order for his message to be heard and to be carried on?

A.V.: For example, we have this competition. This competition, in photography, video, essays etc gives us some messages. We take these messages and we use them. Because it comes from you. We have to take them into account when we set our policies. For example what they said about bicycling rather than taking the bus. It’s a good message because it’s a healthy lifestyle, it’s physical exercise, good for the climate. So there were very important messages today, like prevention, sexual health, all these are good messages that we keep and also when we formulate our policies, we always have stakeholders’ intervention. So what the young people will say we’ll make it happen.

EYP: Do they have the chance to make health policy decisions, not just discuss?

A.V.: Certainly. Because we now have a very open dialog with young people through the Internet, our website, so yes, it make a difference. We always have consultation with stakeholders when we adopt policies and young people have their say in this, especially youth organizations.

EYP: A progress report has found that more than halfway to the 2015 deadline to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), major advances in the fight against poverty and hunger have begun to slow or even reverse as a result of the global economic and food crises. How can we avoid that the effects of the financial crisis prevent us from fulfilling our promises for 2015. How can we accelerate progress at a time like this?

A.V.: Well, we hope, of course (this is not my field, because we have a commissioner in charge of development) but we’re trying to coordinate to develop our policies. I am an optimist, I think that the crisis will be over. With the coordination and with the initiatives that the European Council, I think that we started seeing the light, and when this is crisis is over, we will victoriously promote our goals.

EYP: If you were to give advice to young people regarding health and initiative, what would that be?

A.V.: I have many messages for youngsters but the first that comes to my mind is “don`t take risks”. Think twice before you do something that puts yourself to risk. Don`t risk something that would influence your whole life for pleasure that lasts for a night or some hours.

Listen, Learn, Motivate … Or The Youth Health Conference 2009

Author: Denisa Caldararu

Youth Health Conference

Youth Health Conference

Brussels. 200 young Europeans. Tens of speakers. Lots of information, discussions and initiatives. This is the summary of the first Youth Health Conference held in Brussels from the 8th to the 10th of July.

Conference on the health of young people

Conference on the health of young people

The conference was an initiative of the European Health Commission that wants to involve young people in policy making regarding issues that concern them directly. The three days of tight scheduled activities included workshops, conferences and round tables in which people involved in organizations and EU work dialoged with the young people present.

The subjects of interest for the discussions were the main problems for youth health nowadays: alcohol and drug use, healthy environment, sexual and mental health, partnerships for a healthier society, the effect of the economical regression on healthy lifestyles, informal learning and workplace health. Throughout the workshops young people got the chance to talk about issues, problems and initiatives and make a list of suggestions that they presented in the plenary session discussions. During the sessions, after each speaker’s presentation, everyone had the chance to ask whatever remained unclear and comment on the affirmations.

The event had two special guests: the Commissioner on health of the European Union, Androulla Vassiliou and Princess Laurentine of the Netherlands. They opened the session and pointed out the main purposes of the conference.

The Commissioner summarized her expectations from the event in three words: listen, learn, motivate. Listen to what young people have to say, learn from their advice, experience, needs and motivate them to get actively involved in youth health policy making.

The Youth Health Conference was organized by the European Commission in cooperation with the European Youth Forum and other youth organizations. Its aim was to involve young people in the decision making process and generate commitment from stakeholders to improve the health of young people.

About 400 people attended. This included young people across Europe, youth organizations representatives, health professionals and EU Institutions representatives.

This is the first edition of the Youth Health Conference, but the Commissioner assured us that it wouldn’t be a singular event.

Join the team of the European Youth Media Days

From 14-16 October 2009, the European Parliament with the support of the European Youth Press will host the 3rd European Youth Media Days in Brussels.

More than 200 young journalists from across the European continent will gather at the European Parliament to produce print, online and audiovisual media, and to discuss European politics and journalism. This will be a unique opportunity for participants to interact and share experiences with young journalists of different backgrounds, to participate in workshops and panel discussions with experts – and to get an insider’s view of Brussels.

You can actively shape this event by joining the organisational team! We need up to 40 experienced young journalists, communications whizzes and organisational superbrains to facilitate workshops, communicate and promote the event, design the programme and organise and manage various parts of the event. Experience is a bonus, but above all, we want motivation and creativity!

This work experience offers an insight into the worlds of media and politics at a European level as well as a network of valuable contacts plus excellent experience for a future career in journalism or project management.

Apply for the team here.
Have a look at the Team Call.

You can find more about European Youth Media Days on:

Site video „how-to” pentru jurnalisti

You Tube lansează un canal cu filmuleţe create de jurnalişti cunoscuţi şi experţi în media, menite să îi ajute pe cei interesaţi de media din întreaga lume.

„Centrul pentru reporteri” se va numi one-stop-shop. Cei interesaţi vor putea găsi acolo o varietate de subiecte precum etica jurnaliştilor, cum să te pregăteşti pentru un interviu şi chiar şi traininguri online.

Toţi cei cu experienţă în domeniu sunt invitaţi să posteze filmuleţe pe site.

Organizaţiile de profil care doresc să ajute pot deveni parteneri YouTube.

În acest program YouTube va face echipă cu GoogleNews.

Detalii găsiţi aici şi aici.

Premiul tanarului jurnalist francofon 2009

Organizatia Internationala a Francofoniei (OIF) organizeaza in parteneriat cu Ambasada Frantei, Delegatia Wallonie Bruxelles, Facultatea de Jurnalism si Stiintele Comunicarii a Universitatii din Bucuresti precum si Lepetitjournal. com al Bucurestiului si revista „Regard” un concurs de jurnalism destinat tinerilor, cu titlul „Premiul tanarului jurnalist francofon”. Acest premiu are scopul de a descoperi si de a incuraja tinerele talente din jurnalism, de a se exprima si de a scrie in limba franceza.

„Premiul tanarului jurnalist francofon” se adreseaza tuturor persoanelor cu varste cuprinse intre 18 si 25 de ani care locuiesc in Romania.

Un juriu format din reprezentanti ai organizatorilor, incluzand experti in mass-media, precum si o personalitate francofona, va selecta cel mai bun articol (raport / ancheta). Castigatorul va primi un cec de 1.500 lei si va avea posibilitatea sa faca un stagiu intr-o intreprindere de presa. Premiul va fi decernat in toamna anului 2009, in Bucuresti(Romania) .

Data limita pentru inscrierea online este: 30 septembrie 2009

Formularul de inscriere si regulamentul premiului pot fi descarcate de pe site-ul: http://www.etajul6.ro/concours

Mai multe informatii:
Antena regionala a OIF pentru tarile din Europa Centrala si Orientala
e-mail: communication.francophonie@gmail.com
Tel: 021 314 97 78

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