May 5, 2009

EVENTS: Youth & New European Media meeting in Spain, 7th - 10th May 2009

Youth & New European Media meeting in Spain, 7th - 10th May 2009

Valencian village ‘La Pobla de Vallbona’ to host the first ever European journalism festival. Young people, professionals and experts in communciation from all over Europe will get together in La Pobla de Vallbona, Valencia, Spain from the 7th to the 10th of May 2009. The event will explore the new ways and means that Europe is being portrayed by the media and the role of the new young reporter in this field.

In honour of Europe Day, the County Council of la Pobla de Vallbona along with Europe’s most distin
ctive Web TV for young people, Europocket TV, is organising the international event. Although ‘Youth and New European Media’ is especially for journalism, communication, arts and political students, it is open to professionals and experts or anyone interested in new media and the Internet. The only criteria is that you adhere to the motto, “Take the
initiative, do it yourself”.

The hands-on event will put the following questions to the floor... What is the role of new media in constructing Europe? How can clear, comprehensive information be communicated? Is there actually such thing as “Eur
opean media”? What role does the young European journalist play? The debates will be supported by the European Commission in Spain, the Valencian government, numerous Spanish universities and the ‘European Youth Press”.

Lisbeth Kirk (, Greg Milam (Sky News), Wilfried Rütten (European Journalist Centre), Sergio Cantone (Euronews), Suzanne Henn, (Deutche Welle) and Anna Suleskwa, (President of the European Youth Press) are just a few of the media experts that will join the round table and answer questions.

Europocket TV is a unique platform of audio-visual contents on the European Union and it’s institutions. It also deals with topics that are interesting for young people like culture, solidarity, environment, travel and entertainment.

The first ever Web TV for young Europeans came about at the end of 2006 with the support of the European Parliament. Almost three years later, it still broadcasts from it’s modest studio in La Pobla de Vallbona.
Apart from a daily news show in English, French and Spanish, Europocket TV offers diverse reports that are filmed all over Europe and that capture the daily life of European society. Europocket TV was an official media partner of the European year of Intercultural Dialogue in 2008 and has participated in many important events all over Europe.

For more information and to sign up:
Felix R. de la Fuente, 3
46185 La Pobla de Vallbona
Phone: +34 961661774
Skype: europocket.mac
Facebook: Youth and New European Media


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