Second European Conference devoted to Minority and Local media

Second European Conference devoted to Minority and Local media which organize Magyar daily in Serbia “Magyar Szó”, Association of Media in Serbia, Heror Media Pont and Minority and Local Media Development in cooperation with MIDAS will be held on 15th to 17th November 2018, as announced on today`s press conference in Novi Sad`s City Hall.

Dalibor Rozić, a member of the City Council for Culture said that Novi Sad as an extremely multinational environment, which traditionally supports the preservation of cultural diversity, recognizes the importance of minority media both in this process and in general. “A conference that questioning their social role and thus promotes them further, is very important to us, and I am very pleased that the conference has found its place in the project “Novi Sad 2021”. The City Administration has a special calls for media proposals and we are supporting all projects of general interest, because we are aware of the specific nature of non-commercial content and the important role that media play in the society,” said Rozic.

Provincial Secretary for Culture, Public Information and Relations with Religious Communities Dragana Milošević emphasized the importance of this Conference because it deals in a pragmatic way on the issues of media in the national minorities languages. She pointed out that the provincial government in the last two years increased the funds allocated for the financing of the media in minority languages, adding that the intention of the Provincial government is to increase funds in the next year and support of minority media in the territory of Vojvodina.

Nataša Heror, CEO of Heror Media Pont, emphasized that the Second European Conference, entitled “Are minority media a cultural heritage?”, will be tackling the position of minority media as active factors in the development of European societies.
“The search for answers to this question will take place through several main themes: cultural rights, self-regulation of minority media and defining the phenomenon of minority media as a cultural heritage. The European character of this conference provides insight into the production and degree of influence of minority media throughout Europe on societies in which they create their content. The event is integrated into the “PLUS Interculturality Days”, project of Novi Sad 2021 European Capital of Culture, and one of the goals for this year is to promote Novi Sad and Vojvodina as a cultural destination using the potentials of their original multicultural environment, through active cooperation with minority media in both Serbia and Europe,” said Natasa Heror.

The first day of the conference is reserved for lectures on the main themes for journalists, students, media management, representatives of institutions and organizations dealing with the status of minority communities, minority and cultural rights, as well as high school students attending the optional subject “Media and Media Literacy”, while the event will take place on the second day through plenary work in four panels.

Applications for the Conference can be submitted through site Media Pont.

Source: City of Novi Sad
Photo: Dávid Csilla

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