December 22, 2006

DEBATES: Youth Swears by the Internet - Media Accused them of Inactivity

Youth Swears by the Internet - Media Accused them of Inactivity

Yesterday, December 20, the NGO Infocentre from Skopje, in cooperation with the Youth Education Forum (MOF), organized a debate on the topic ?Do the Traditional Media Lose the Young Audiences?? The debate took place at the Club of the Members of Parliament in Skopje.

In addition to the two opposed debate teams of MOF, who presented the positive and negative view on the topic, editors from several media in Macedonia, journalists, youth organizations? representatives and students participated in the debate.

The debate thesis were presented by Branko Gerovski, Editor-in-Chief of ?Spic? daily; Aco Kabranov, Editor in ?Kanal 5? TV news programmes; Nazif Rasidi from BBC; and Roberto Belicanec, Executive Director of the Media Development Centre.

The debate concentrated on the thesis that the traditional print and electronic media ? daily newspapers, television and radio stations ? lose the young audience that turns, as is natural, towards the new media that use internet as carrying platform, to get information they need and they are interested in.
Chris Schuepp
Young People's Media Network - Coordinator
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