AGERPRES Director General Giboi, elected Secretary General of the European Alliance of News Agencies
AGERPRES Romanian National News Agency Director General Alexandru Giboi was elected Secretary General of the European Alliance of News Agencies (EANA), on Friday, during the EANA conference held in Warsaw, Poland.
The meeting of EANA news agencies heads took place in Warsaw in the period 20-21 September, when they also elected the new leadership of the Alliance: Peter Kropsch, dpa Director General (Germany), president, Michalis Psilos, ANA-MPA Director General (Greece), and Jiri Majstr, CTK Director General (Czech Republic), board members.
The current challenges in media, collaboration strengthening among member agencies, as well as the directive on copyright were also discussed during the conference.
EANA was established on 21 August 1956 at a conference in Strasbourg. The Alliance represents a forum of cooperation and information exchange among the European news agencies and includes over 30 member agencies, which promote the observance of copyright, the access to information, the development of the technology for information broadcasting and the freedom of the press.
Founded in 1889, AGERPRES is Romania's National News Agency. It has the role of providing balanced, unbiased information and of being the main information source for the citizens and institutions of Romania, as well as the most important source of news about Romania abroad. Since 1921, the agency has broadcast news and information uninterruptedly. Among the services AGERPRES provides there are: thematic news feeds, press photo services and archive, press monitoring, video and multimedia services, documentary feed, as well as printing services. AGERPRES (RO - author: Irinela Visan, editor: Mihai Simionescu; EN - author: Adina Panaitescu, editor: Rodica State)