Putting Journalism to Rights

Unions’ Role in a New Media Landscape

 

EFJ Annual Meeting

Bled, 7-9 April 2006

 

Agenda

 

 

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
 
        

          Panel

 

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

 

Discussion

 

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

Discussion

 

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

 

           Discussion

 

11.00 Coffee

 

11.30 EFJ Report of the Chair

 

          Discussion

 

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

 

                 Discussion

 

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