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Conferences - activities of the
Association of Regional Daily Newspapers

Since 1997, the Association of regional daily newspapers (DRNA) has organised a multitude of events, actively and effectively contributing to making the presence of the Regional Press manifest. The activities took place in co-operation with Universities, European agents, journalists' unions and research centres. A sample of DRNA's work is indicated by the following, in chronological order:

  • Workshop on 'The influence and the future of European regional politics' - May 1998, Thessaloniki. Took place in co-operation with the European Journalism Centre.
  • Workshop on 'The regional media in a course of advancement' - October 1998, Thessaloniki. Co-organised with the Regional TV Channels Union.
  • Exposition of Regional Press, as part of the Advertising and New Media Forum - January 1999.
  • An event devoted to the regional press in the hotel Athens Plaza - March 1999, Athens. In co-operation with the Union of Regional TV Channels.
  • Organisation of the 3rd international conference on 'Regional media in Europe and the journalists' role' - October 1999, Chania, Crete. The conference was organised in co-operation with the Department of Communication and Mass Media of the University of Athens, the European Journalism Centre, and local agents, and was supported by the Greek Ministry of Press and Media.
  • Workshop on 'Regional Press - Problems and Perspectives' - March 2000, Kamena Vourla.
  • Workshop on 'Regional Press - an agent of democracy and culture' - October 2000, Chios island.
  • Event devoted to 'The contribution of regional and local daily press to democracy and culture', combined with an exhibition - April 2001, Technopolis of the Municipality of Athens, Gazi, Athens.
  • Organisation of the 4th conference on 'Regional Media in Europe and the journalists' role' - September 2001, Volos. The conference took place in co-operation with the Department of Communicatin and Mass Media of the University of Athens, the European Journalism Centre, local agents, and was supported by the Ministry of Press and Media.
  • Workshop on 'The state regulation of regional media and the changes in the legal framework of the regional press' - June 2003, Volos. Main speaker: the then Minister of Press and Mass Media, Christos Protopapas.
  • Workshop on the 'Regional Press: Entrepreneurship - Viability - Competitiveness' - November 2003, Chania, Crete. Main speakers: the then ministers of Press and Economics, Mr. Christos Protopapas and Mr Nikos Christodoulakis respectively.
  • Participation of the DRNA in international conferences on regional press: for example in Maastricht (May 1998), Matera, Italy (December 1999), Warsaw (October 2000), and Istanbul (May 2002).
  • Yearly journalists' seminar on 'Mass Communication media and journalistic studies in Greece and Turkey' - June 2004, Comotini, Kavala, Drama, Xanthi, Istanbul. Co-organisers: the Department of Communication, Culture and Media of Panteios University, the School of Communication of Istanbul Bilgy University, and with the support of DRNA.
  • Participation in the 3rd Exhibition of Communication and Advertising 'Marketing expo 2005' - May 2005, Anthousa, Attica.
  • Organisation of a Balkan Forum of Communication, in co-operation with the Department of Communication, Culture and Media of Panteios University - June 2005, Kavala.
  • Conference on 'The Regional Press and its contribution in information, culture and development', 4-6 November 2005, Ilia region, Greece. In co-operation with the Department of Communication and Mass Media of the University of Athens, the Department of Computer Science and Mass Media of Pyrgos, the TEDK Ilias, the Municipality of Pyrgos and the Municipality of Ancient Olympia.
 
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