Putting Journalism to Rights

Unions’ Role in a New Media Landscape


EFJ Annual Meeting

Bled, 7-9 April 2006





Friday, April 7 



9.30 Registration


10.00 Start of the meeting

Welcome and Introduction:

Arne König, Chair, European Federation of Journalists
Iztok Jurancic, Slovenian Union of Journalists


10.15 Panel 1. Campaigning For Quality Journalism in the Corporate Future

 Key note speech

           Danny Schechter, MediaChannel, US



Ulrike Maerks-Franzen, General Secretary, D.J.U. Ver.di (Germany)

Granville Williams, Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom (UK)

Olivier Da Lage, SNJMember organisation of Observatoire Français des

        Médias (France)


Chair: Aidan White, General Secretary




12.30 Departure to castle Brdo for Lunch


14.30 Panel 2. Media Policy: Media Concentration,

Revision of Television without Frontiers Directive

Henri Weber, Member of the European Parliament

Brankica Petkovic, Peace Institute – Slovenian Referendum campaign

Dusan Reljic, EU-MAP Report on Television across Europe


Chair: Philippe Leruth, Vice-Chair, Steering Committee



16.00 Coffee


16.30 Working Groups


I – Organising in multinationals (FES / Labour Rights Expert Group)

Chair: Michael Klehm, SC member


II – Identifying a European Campaign Today - TWF

Chair: Barry White, SC member


17.30  Final Plenary – Written reports to be submitted for next day


18.00 End of First Day



Saturday, April 8



09.30 Formalities:

           Voting Rights

           Approval of Agenda

           Motions Committee


10.00 Unions’ Role in a New Media Landscape

 Key Note Speakers:  

           Patricia Grillo, Head of Press and Communications, ETUC

           Frank Wernecke, Deputy General Secretary, Ver.di, Germany


           Chair: Ann-Magrit Austenå, Member of EFJ Steering Committee




11.00 Coffee


11.30 EFJ Report of the Chair




13.00 Lunch


14.30 Special Report: Gender Politics and the Media

a)     Portraying politics: A toolkit on Gender and Television

Speaker: Bettina Peters, European Journalism Centre

b)     Gender and Journalists’ Unions: An EFJ Survey

       Speaker: Annegret Witt-Bartel, DJV


                 Chair: Androula Georgiadou, Steering Committee




16.00 Coffee


16.30 Finances

Report of Honorary Treasurer

Presentation of Budget 2006

Report of Finance Commission


Chair: Heljä Korpijoki, Steering Committee



17.30 End of the Day



Sunday, April 9



9.00   Motions


10.30 Coffee Break


10.45 Motions (Continued)


13.30 Close of meeting followed by a lunch