AIPS EUROPE meeting in Milan

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MILAN, October 15, 2013 –AIPS/ Europe President Yannis Daras has pledged to continue fighting the threats to sports journalism throughout Europe.
“We all have the same problems and can see the value of sport in helping to improve things in this time of financial crisis.” Said Daras at the Executive Committee meeting held in Milan.
“We have to work out how we can keep finding opportunities to keep working in order to protect our families and our society.”he said.
In June,the abrupt closure in Athens of state television network ERT by the Greek government prompted AIPS Europe to enlist the help of the European Parliament.
The station remains closed and Daras believes that if this move is allowed to pass unchallenged , it could be the sign of things to come.
“Please don’t think that this is happening in Greece and does not affect us.” He said.
“Greece could be regarded as an experiment. The next could be Spain, or maybe Italy or Portugal. Could you imagine if it happened in your country? What If your government decided that things are not good in a financial sense, then they might decided to close your national television station?”
Another worrying trend has been the charges made to media outlets for accreditation and provision of media facilities.
AIPS Europe Executive Committee member Jean-Paul Savart is set to present a dossier to the European Parliament in Brussels on the recent problems faced by sports journalists across Europe when trying to carry out their work.
“We need as much background from our member associations as possible. The more information we have on the experiences of the media in each country, the stronger our case will be “ said Savart.
The AIPS Executive Committee meeting was held in conjunction with the Tourism for Sport Conference held in Milan . AIPS Europe Secretary General Charles Camenzuli insisted the benefits of receiving positive coverage of sporting events as an aid to helping tourism
“People report from a sporting event in a country and that country gets some positive advertising as a result “ he said. He also highlighted the association’s growing role in providing training for young reporters.
MILAN, October 15, 2013 –AIPS/ Europe President Yannis Daras has pledged to continue fighting the threats to sports journalism throughout Europe.
“We all have the same problems and can see the value of sport in helping to improve things in this time of financial crisis.” Said Daras at the Executive Committee meeting held in Milan.
“We have to work out how we can keep finding opportunities to keep working in order to protect our families and our society.”he said.
In June,the abrupt closure in Athens of state television network ERT by the Greek government prompted AIPS Europe to enlist the help of the European Parliament.
The station remains closed and Daras believes that if this move is allowed to pass unchallenged , it could be the sign of things to come.
“Please don’t think that this is happening in Greece and does not affect us.” He said.
“Greece could be regarded as an experiment. The next could be Spain, or maybe Italy or Portugal. Could you imagine if it happened in your country? What If your government decided that things are not good in a financial sense, then they might decided to close your national television station?”
Another worrying trend has been the charges made to media outlets for accreditation and provision of media facilities.
AIPS Europe Executive Committee member Jean-Paul Savart is set to present a dossier to the European Parliament in Brussels on the recent problems faced by sports journalists across Europe when trying to carry out their work.
“We need as much background from our member associations as possible. The more information we have on the experiences of the media in each country, the stronger our case will be “ said Savart.
The AIPS Executive Committee meeting was held in conjunction with the Tourism for Sport Conference held in Milan . AIPS Europe Secretary General Charles Camenzuli insisted the benefits of receiving positive coverage of sporting events as an aid to helping tourism
“People report from a sporting event in a country and that country gets some positive advertising as a result “ he said. He also highlighted the association’s growing role in providing training for young reporters.
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