The European Youth Press is looking for coordinators for the European Youth Media Days 2009

The third edition of the European Youth Media Days, a major event that brings together in Brussels 200 young media makers from all over Europe, will take place in October 2009 in the European Parliament. European Youth Press, the organizer of the event, is looking for 2 project coordinators and 1 program coordinator to start working in Brussels in mid June . Please apply before the 7th June by sending a CV and a motivation letter to APPLICATIONS@YOUTHMEDIADAYS.EU!

Read more information here

to start working in Brussels in mid of June. If you are interested in coordinating event for 200 young journalists in building of European Parliament in Brussels in October read more instructions here.
Short deadline: please apply till 7th June!
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Cinci tari sponsorizeaza un delegat al tinerilor la conferinta ministeriala „A new motion of media?”

 

Forumul European al Tinerilor a apreciat în mod deosebit faptul că din ce în ce mai multe ţări s-au angajat să sponsorizeze un delegat al tinerilor care să fie inclus ca reprezentant legitim al organizaţiilor de tineret din ţara lor în delegaţiile naţionale. Mai mult, Forumul a fost încântat să anunţe că, Consiliul Europei va sponsoriza participarea a patru tineri la această Conferinţă.
Prima Conferinţă ministerială privind media şi noile servicii de comunicare va avea loc la Reykjavik, în Islanda, pe 28 şi 29 mai. Miniştrii din toate ţările membre ale Consiliului Europei se vor reuni pentru a discuta despre rolul media în societăţile noastre în continuă schimbare. Reprezentanţii tinerilor vor fi invitaţi să transmită miniştrilor, în cursul primei sesiuni a evenimentului, comentariile, mesajele şi propunerile concrete ale organizaţiilor de tineret din Europa.
Forumul European al Tinerilor va organiza un eveniment de tineret pe 26-27 mai şi va coordona contribuţiile tinerilor la dezbaterile din cadrul Conferinţei ministeriale. Reprezentanţii tinerilor vor discuta despre noile provocări cu care se confruntă media şi politica pe comunicare, în special în relaţie cu tinerii şi participarea tinerilor.

Dupa ce Bulgaria, Islanda, Olanda, Finlanda si Austria s-au angajat să sponsorizeze un delegat al tinerilor la Conferinţa Ministerială “A New Notion of Media?”, Forumul European al Tinerilor (European Youth Forum) a apreciat in mod deosebit faptul ca din ce in ce mai multe tari s-au angajat sa sponsorizeze un delegat al tinerilor care să fie inclus ca reprezentant legitim al organizatiilor de tineret din tara lor în delegatiile nationale. Mai mult, Forumul a fost incantat sa anunte ca participarea a patru tineri la aceasta conferinta va fi suportata de catre Consiliul Europei.

Prima Conferinta ministeriala privind media si noile servicii de comunicare are loc la Reykjavik, in Islanda, pe 28 si 29 mai. Ministrii din toate tarile membre ale Consiliului Europei se vor reuni pentru a discuta despre rolul media in societatile noastre in continua schimbare. Reprezentantii tinerilor sunt invitati sa transmita ministrilor, in cursul primei sesiuni a evenimentului, comentariile, mesajele si propunerile concrete ale organizatiilor de tineret din Europa.

Forumul European al Tinerilor organizeaza un eveniment de tineret in aceste zile si va coordona contributiile tinerilor la dezbaterile din cadrul Conferintei ministeriale. Reprezentantii tinerilor vor discuta despre noile provocari cu care se confrunta media si politica pe comunicare, in special in relatie cu tinerii si participarea tinerilor.

Mai multe informatii aici.

Sursa: Buletinul Eurodesk


European Charter on the Freedom of Press adopted in Hamburg

The version in Romanian follows.

46 editors-in-chief and leading journalists from 19 countries adopted and signed the “European Charter for Press Freedom” in Hamburg
n ten articles, the charter formulates principles for the freedom of the press/media from government interference – in particular for their right to safety from surveillance, electronic eavesdropping and searches of editorial departments and computers, and to unimpeded access for journalists and citizens to all domestic and foreign sources of information. The goal is to assert the charter’s validity across Europe and to make its adoption a condition in EU accession negotiations. Ideally, journalists all over Europe will be able to cite the charter in cases of conflict with the state or with state-controlled institutions, and to call on their international colleagues for help and support.
> European Charter for Press Freedom
Art. 1
Freedom of the press is essential to a democratic society. All governments should uphold, protect and respect the diversity of journalistic media in all its forms and its political, social and cultural missions.
Art. 2
Censorship must be absolutely prohibited. There must be a guarantee that independent journalism in all media is free of persecution, repression and of political or regulatory interference by government. Press and online media should not be subject to state licensing.
Art. 3
The right of journalists and media to gather and disseminate information and opinions must not be threatened, restricted or be made subject to punishment.
Art. 4
The protection of journalistic sources shall be strictly upheld. Searches of newsrooms and other premises of journalists and the surveillance or interception of journalists’ communications with the aim of identifying sources of information or infringing on editorial confidentiality are unacceptable.
Art. 5
All states must ensure that the media enjoys the full protection of an independent judiciary system and the authorities while carrying out their role. This applies in particular to defending journalists and their staff from physical attack and harassment. Violations of these rights and any threats to violate these rights must be carefully investigated and punished by the judiciary.
Art. 6
The economic livelihood and independence of the media must not be endangered by the state, by state-controlled institutions or other organisations. The threat of economic sanctions is unacceptable. Private enterprise has to respect the independence of the media and refrain from exercising pressure and from trying to blur the lines between advertising and editorial content.
Art. 7
The state and state-controlled institutions shall not hinder the freedom of access of journalists and the media to information. They are obliged to support them in their mandate to provide information.
Art. 8
Media and journalists have a right to unimpeded access to all news and information sources, including those from abroad. For their reporting, foreign journalists must be provided with visas, accreditation and other required documents without delay.
Art. 9
The public of any state shall be granted free access to all national and foreign media and sources of information.
Art. 10
The state shall not restrict entry into the profession of journalism.

46 editors-in-chief and leading journalists from 19 countries adopted and signed the “European Charter for Press Freedom” in Hamburg, on May 25th.

In ten articles, the charter formulates principles for the freedom of the press/media from government interference – in particular for their right to safety from surveillance, electronic eavesdropping and searches of editorial departments and computers, and to unimpeded access for journalists and citizens to all domestic and foreign sources of information. The goal is to assert the charter’s validity across Europe and to make its adoption a condition in EU accession negotiations. Ideally, journalists all over Europe will be able to cite the charter in cases of conflict with the state or with state-controlled institutions, and to call on their international colleagues for help and support.

 European Charter for Press Freedom

Art. 1. Freedom of the press is essential to a democratic society. All governments should uphold, protect and respect the diversity of journalistic media in all its forms and its political, social and cultural missions.

Art. 2. Censorship must be absolutely prohibited. There must be a guarantee that independent journalism in all media is free of persecution, repression and of political or regulatory interference by government. Press and online media should not be subject to state licensing.

Art. 3. The right of journalists and media to gather and disseminate information and opinions must not be threatened, restricted or be made subject to punishment.

Art. 4. The protection of journalistic sources shall be strictly upheld. Searches of newsrooms and other premises of journalists and the surveillance or interception of journalists’ communications with the aim of identifying sources of information or infringing on editorial confidentiality are unacceptable.

Art. 5. All states must ensure that the media enjoys the full protection of an independent judiciary system and the authorities while carrying out their role. This applies in particular to defending journalists and their staff from physical attack and harassment. Violations of these rights and any threats to violate these rights must be carefully investigated and punished by the judiciary.

Art. 6. The economic livelihood and independence of the media must not be endangered by the state, by state-controlled institutions or other organisations. The threat of economic sanctions is unacceptable. Private enterprise has to respect the independence of the media and refrain from exercising pressure and from trying to blur the lines between advertising and editorial content.

Art. 7. The state and state-controlled institutions shall not hinder the freedom of access of journalists and the media to information. They are obliged to support them in their mandate to provide information.

Art. 8. Media and journalists have a right to unimpeded access to all news and information sources, including those from abroad. For their reporting, foreign journalists must be provided with visas, accreditation and other required documents without delay.

Art. 9. The public of any state shall be granted free access to all national and foreign media and sources of information.

Art. 10. The state shall not restrict entry into the profession of journalism.


Romana:

Carta Europeana a Libertatii Presei a fost adoptata la Hamburg


Patruzeci si sase de redactori-sefi si jurnalisti de marca din 19 tari au adoptat si semnat la Hamburg “Cartea Europeana a Libertatii Presei”.

In 10 articole, Carta formuleaza principii pentru libertatea media fata de interferente ale Statului – in special pentru dreptul la protectie fata de actiunilor de supraveghere, interceptari ale comunicatiilor, a perchezitilor, redactiilor si a computerelor cat si dreptul la liberul acces al, jurnalistilor si al publicului la orice surse de informatie, nationale sau internationale.

Obiectivul vizat este obtinerea aplicarii acestei Carte in toata Europa, si de impunerea adoptarii ei ca o conditie in cadrul negocierilor de largire a UE.

In mod ideal, jurnalistii din toate regiunile Europei vor putea sa invoce aceasta Carta in cazul unor conflicte cu Statul sau cu institutii aflate sub influenta Statului si sa revendice sprijinul colegilor din celelalte tari.

Carta Europeana a Libertatii Presei

Art. 1. Libertatea presei este vitala pentru o societate democratica. Autoritatile statului trebuie sa o sustina si sa o protejeze, sa respecte diversitatea media jurnalistica in toate formele sale de diseminare cat si in misiunile sale politice, sociale si culturale.

Art. 2. Cenzura este strict interzisa. Trebuie sa existe garantii ca jurnalismul independent, in orice media, este liber de persecutii, represalii, interferente politice sau de reglementare ale statului. Statul nu va supune unui proces de autorizare presa si media online.

Art. 3. Dreptul jurnalistilor si media de a aduna si disemina informatii si opinii nu trebuie sa fie amenintat, restrictionat sau sanctionat.

Art. 4. Protectia surselor jurnalistice trebuie strict respectata. Orice tip de perchezitii ale redactiilor sau altor locatii ale jurnalistilor cat si supravegherea jurnalistilor sau interceptarea comunicatiilor acestora, cu scopul de a identifica sursele de informare sau de a viola secretul redactional sunt strict interzise.

Art. 5. Toate statele trebuie sa se asigure ca media, in indeplinirea misiunilor sale, se bucura de o deplina protectie a legilor, a unui sistem judiciar independent si de protectia autoritatilor. Aceasta se aplica mai ales pentru a proteja jurnalistii si colaboratorii lor , in cazul unor actiuni de hartuire sau atacuri la integritatea lor fizica. Incalcarea acestor drepturi sau orice amenintari cu incalcarea lor, trebuie sa fie atent investigate si pedepsite de justitie.

Art. 6. Existenta si independenta economica a media nu trebuie puse in pericol de catre institutiile statului, institutii aflate sub influenta statului sau de catre alte organizatii. Amenintarea cu sanctiuni economice este deasemenea strict interzisa. Companiile private trebuie sa respecte independenta editoriala a media. Ele trebuie sa se abtina atat de la a exercita presiuni asupra continutului editorial cat si de la a incerca sa amestece publicitatea cu continutul editorial.

Art. 7. Institutile statului sau cele aflate sub influenta statului nu trebuie sa ingradeasca libertatea de acces la informatii a media si a jurnalistilor. Ele au obligatia de a sprijini misiunea media si ajurnalistilor de a informa.

Art. 8. Media si jurnalistii au dreptul la acces neingradit la toate stirile si sursele de informare, inclusiv la cele din afara tarii. Pentru a-si indeplini misiunea de a informa din strainatate, jurnalistii trebuie sa primeasca fara intarziere vize, acreditari sau orice alte documente necesare.

Art. 9. Publicului trebuie sa-i fie garantat accesul liber la orice media sau sursa de informatii, nationala sau internationala.

Art. 10. Statul nu poate restrictiona accesul la profesia de jurnalist.



Participate in My Science Programme for Young Journalists!

 

Are you a talented young journalist who wants to be part of building our future? Are you curious and enthusiastic about innovations and science? You want to know more about renewable energies, genetics, ICT or other interesting research fields? But it is not always easy to have direct access to the sources of information. Well, now you can learn more about these topics and what is more, you will be able to prepare your own scientific media works – in a way that everybody understands and enjoys it. How? Participate in the My Science Programme for Young Journalists and you will see.
90 young journalists will have the chance to spend one week in a European research laboratory, where they will meet the researchers, see interesting scientific experiences and understand what science is about. Be one of these young journalists! Forget about boring classrooms! Here you will have to be actively involved. And most importantly, you will learn how to communicate science and research in an interesting and fun way.
Participation in the My Science Programme is free of charge. You only need to send your application and you might be one of the selected 90 young journalists. Start to prepare your application now!
’My Science’ is a programme for supporting young journalists or students of
journalism in learning more about European science and research and give them
the tools that help them communicate European research and science to general
public during their future work as journalists.
1 Associated Countries: Switzerland, Israel, Norway, Iceland, Liechtestein, Turkey, Croatia, the Former Yugoslav
Republic of Macedonia and Serbia, Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia & Herzegovina.
4
Applicants are not obliged to have scientific background, however, interest and
basic understanding of the chosen science field is recommended.
2.1. Conditions of participation
All of the following conditions have to be fulfilled by the participants:
– Nationals of the European Union or Associated Countries
– 20-30 years old at the time of the workshop week
– Educational or professional background related to journalism
– Good written and spoken English, since the language of the workshop is
English
– Following the training week in the research laboratory, participants are
expected to produce two media works and publish those at least in two local
general media channels following the training programme. The language of
publication can be any official language of the European Union, translation
must be submitted to the My Science Programme`s organizers. The authors
of the best media works will be awarded at the closing Conference in June
2010.
– Applications must be submitted by e-mail or fax latest by 15th July 2009.
Media works (other than written articles) should be sent by post to the
following address:
Applications must include:
– Properly completed Application Form
– Copy of valid ID or passport
– Copy of diplomas (or in case of university students, copy of registration of
university enrolment)
Recommended:
– Applicants are recommended to include 2 letters of recommendations from
European/national/local medias stating that they would be interested in
publishing the media work of the participant following the workshop. At the
selection of participants, first priority will be given to the applicants providing
the letters.
Selected participants are offered the following:
– One week workshop in one of the six research laboratories. The workshop
starts on Monday morning and finishes on Friday evening. Participants must
be present during the whole time of the workshop. Non-compulsory
programme is on Saturday.
– The workshops on European research will be provided by researchers.
– Training material
– Media sessions related to communicating science to the general public
– Personal coaching during and after the workshop by the EURAC`s Scientific
Communication staff
– 500 EUR contribution to participant`s travel and accommodation expenses
Are you a talented young journalist who wants to be part of building our future? Are you curious and enthusiastic about innovations and science? You want to know more about renewable energies, genetics, ICT or other interesting research fields? But it is not always easy to have direct access to the sources of information. Well, now you can learn more about these topics and what is more, you will be able to prepare your own scientific media works – in a way that everybody understands and enjoys it. How? Participate in the My Science Programme for Young Journalists and you will see.
90 young journalists will have the chance to spend one week in a European research laboratory, where they will meet the researchers, see interesting scientific experiences and understand what science is about. Be one of these young journalists! Forget about boring classrooms! Here you will have to be actively involved. And most importantly, you will learn how to communicate science and research in an interesting and fun way.
Participation in the My Science Programme is free of charge. You only need to send your application and you might be one of the selected 90 young journalists. 
My Science program
Who can participate?
’My Science’ is a programme for supporting young journalists or students of journalism in learning more about European science and research and give them the tools that help them communicate European research and science to general public during their future work as journalists.
All of the following conditions have to be fulfilled by the participants:
– Nationals of the European Union or Associated Countries (Switzerland, Israel, Norway, Iceland, Liechtestein, Turkey, Croatia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Serbia, Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia & Herzegovina)
– 20-30 years old at the time of the workshop week
– Educational or professional background related to journalism
– Good written and spoken English, since the language of the workshop is English
– Following the training week in the research laboratory, participants are expected to produce two media works and publish those at least in two local general media channels following the training programme. The authors of the best media works will be awarded at the closing Conference in June 2010.
– Applications must be submitted by e-mail or fax latest by 25th July 2009.
Selected participants are offered the following:
– One week workshop in one of the six research laboratories. The workshop starts on Monday morning and finishes on Friday evening. Participants must be present during the whole time of the workshop. Non-compulsory programme is on Saturday.
– The workshops on European research will be provided by researchers.
– Training material
– Media sessions related to communicating science to the general public
– Personal coaching during and after the workshop by the EURAC`s Scientific Communication staff
– 500 EUR contribution to participant`s travel and accommodation expenses
For any other information check the program website.

10 zile pana la deadline-ul competitiei European Young Journalist Award

Au mai ramas 10 zile pana cand tinerii jurnalisti si interesati de jurnalism, cu varsta cuprinsa intre 17 si 35 de ani, isi mai pot inscrie materialele in competitia European Young Journalist Award. Organizat de catre Directorul General pentru Extindere al Comisiei Europene in colaborare cu European Youth Press si Cafebabel,  concursul se adreseaza tuturor celor care au publicat intre 2007 si 2009 inclusiv un material scris (online sau presa scrisa) sau audio despre extinderea Uniunii Europene. Materialele nepublicate pot fi de asemenea inscrise in concurs, cu conditia ca ele sa urmeze a fi publicate in decursul acestui an.

Un juriu national va selecta un castigator din Romania care va participa, alaturi de tineri din alte 34 de tari europene (reprezentanti ai statelor membre ale UE, ai statelor candidate si ai statelor potential candidate in viitor), la o calatorie la Berlin, la inceputul lunii septembrie, cand se va sarbatori aniversarea a 20 de ani de la caderea Zidului Berlinului si a Cortinei de Fier.

Tinerii interesanti de European Young Journalist Award in Romania au putut lua parte la prezentarea oferita de Carmen Paun, coordonatorul national al concursului, in Facultatea de Jurnalism si Stiintele Comunicarii din cadrul Universitatii Bucuresti.

Castigatorii nationali ai primei editii a European Young Journalist Award (2008) au luat parte impreuna la o calatorie in Balcanii de Vest si au primit premiile in cadrul unei conferinte finale la Ljubljana, in Slovenia.

Pentru a consulta regulile competitiei si a te inscrie in concurs, consulta site-ul special al competitiei. Pentru orice alte nelamuriri o poti contacta direct pe Carmen Paun, coordonatorul national al competitiei, la c.paun@youthpress.org.


Largeste-ti viziunea! A inceput editia 2009 a competitiei “Tanarul jurnalist european”

Directoratul General pentru Extindere al Comisiei Europene, in colaborare cu European Youth Press si Cafe Babel, au lansat editia 2009 a competitiei “Tanarul jurnalist european”, un concurs paneuropean pentru tinerii jurnalisti. Anul acesta Europa aniverseaza 20 de ani de la Caderea Cortinei de Fier si 5 ani de la intrarea in Uniune a opt state din centrul si estul Europei, precum si a Maltei si a Ciprului.  Aceste doua aniversari  ofera un stimulent special pentru jurnalistii profesionisti sau aspiranti din Europa pentru a reflecta si a-si exprima viziunea asupra extinderii Uniunii Europene.

Dupa succesul competitiei de anul trecut, Comisia Europeana ofera mai multor jurnalisti oportunitatea de a-si demonstra talentul. Astfel, anul acesta competitia este deschisa  atat pentru articolele de presa scrisa, publicate in print sau online, cat si pentru materialele radio.

Concursul se desfasoara in perioada 1 februarie – 31 mai 2009. Subiectul tuturor materialelor inscrise la ambele categorii (presa scrisa si radio) trebuie sa se refere la extinderea UE sau /si la o viziune de viitor asupra Europei. Participantii trebuie sa aiba intre 17 si 35 de ani si trebuie sa fie cetateni al unuia dintre statele membre UE sau al uneia dintre tarile candidate sau potential candidate (din Balcanii de Vest si Turcia).

In evaluarea aplicatiilor, membrii juriului national vor cauta o tenta de fler jurnalistic in toate materialele inscrise in concurs. Participantii se pot inscrie pe site-ul dedicat acestei competitii: http://www.EUjournalist-award.eu . Acesta  ofera informatii despre politica de extindere a Uniunii Europene, sfaturi pentru construirea unei cariere in jurnalism, precum si un blog interactiv.

Articolele si materialele radio castigatoare vor fi publicate pe site-ul competitiei, iar toate articolele vor fi de asemenea compilate intr-o brosura. Cei 35 de castigatori nationali ai editiei din 2009 a concursului „Tanarul jurnalist european” vor fi invitati la sfarsitul lunii august/ inceputul lunii septembrie la o calatorie culturala si istorica la Berlin. Capitala Germaniei va sarbatori anul acesta a 20-a aniversare a Caderii Zidului Berlinului. La sfarsitul acestei calatorii castigatorii vor putea intalni oficiali ai Uniunii Europene, politicieni, ambasadori si jurnalisti profesionisti.

Cu ocazia lansarii competitiei, Olli Rehn, Comisarul European pentru Extindere, a declarat: “Cred ca acest concurs este binevenit si astept cu interes sa citesc si sa ascult viziunile tinerilor jurnalisti de peste tot din Europa. Tinerii sunt lideri de opinie importanti pentru generatia lor si aceasta competitie le da oportunitatea sa impartaseasca experientele si viziunile lor asupra viitorului nostru european”.

Pentru mai multe informatii legate de inscrierile din Romania la „Tanarul jurnalist european”, contactati pe Carmen Paun, coordonator national al competitiei, la c.paun@youthpress.org.


European Youth Media Convention 2009: Apply now!

Interested in media? Up to become a EU correspondent? Then apply for the European Youth Media Convention and get involved in a European project for young media makers! 

The Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation Berlin, the German Youth Press and the European Youth Press invite you to join other 35 European young media makers in Berlin, between the 1st and the 4th of March. As a representative of your country you will present your media landscape and the opportunities and challenges young media makers face in your country. Experts will also come to discuss with you about media and journalism in Europe.

The European Youth Press will invite you to get involved in some successful media projects. You are also welcome to initiate a new project and get connected with young media makers from across Europe. According to your interests and skills you will have the opportunity to participate in 4 specialized workshops in: print, radio, TV and photo.

If you are interested in living a new professional experience in Berlin, please send a short motivation letter including your background in media and projects to a.sulewska@youthpress.org as soon as possible!

There is no participation fee. Accommodation and meals are taken over by the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation Berlin. Travel costs are not covered.