October 7-11, 2010


Oct. 7, Thursday

20:15 – 20:55 Arrivals to Samsun / Carsamba Airport
20:30 – 21:30 Transfer to Ordu with busses
23:30 – 24:00 Check-in at the hotels

Oct. 8, Friday

Venue: Belde Hotel

09.00 – 09.30 Registering of delegates and partners
10:00 – 10.45 Opening of the AEJ Congress by
                       Mr. Diego CARCEDO, President Int. AEJ
                       Mr. Seyit TORUN, Mayor of Ordu
                       Mr. Orhan DUZGUN, Governor of Ordu
Mustafa DEMIR, Minister of Public Works and Settlement

10:45-12:30 The role of media and tourism in bringing closer nations/societies in conflict.

Moderator: Assoc. Prof. Dr. L. Dogan TILIC
Panellists: Mrs. Irini PARI, Vice-President European Economic and Social

                   Mr. Ozgur OZASLAN, Dep. Undersecretary of Ministry of Culture and Tourism 
               Mr. Joan CLOS, Nominated Executive Director of UN-Habitat
                   Mr. Basaran ULUSOY, Chair of the Association of Turkish Travel Agencies (TURSAB)
               Mr. Andro VLAHUSIC, Mayor of Dubrovnik / Croatia

13:00-14:20 Lunch

14:30-16:00 Turkey – A chance or a burden for Europe?

Moderator: Eileen DUNNE, Vice-President Int. AEJ
Panellists: Dr. Burak ERDENIR, Deputy Secretary General of Secretariat General for EU Affairs
                Joao Diogo PINTO, Secretary General of European Movement International 
                Tuğrul KUDATGOBİLİK, President of Turkish Confederation of Employers’ Union (TISK) and
                                                  Chair of Turkey-EU Joint Consultative Committee

16:30-18.00  AEJ Executive Committee Meeting (Belde Hotel Meeting Room)

19:30 Dinner in the restaurant of the Ordu University (Music and local dances)

Oct. 9, Saturday

Venue: Tasbasi Culture Center

10:00-11:30  Media Freedom:  Current Problems and Issues
Ozlem DOGANER, Chair Economy Reporters Association

  •  Introduction by William HORSLEY, AEJ Media Freedom Representative

  •  “Urgent Challenges for Turkish Journalists”. Ercan IPECKI, Chair Turkish Journalists Union

  • “Politicians and Journalists in Europe: What’s Wrong and What To Do About it?”. Birgitta JONSDOTTIR, Iceland MP and author of the Modern Media Initiative (for New Media Freedom from censorship and control).

  • Q&A and Debate                 

11:30-11:45 Coffee Break

11:45-13:00 AEJ and Media Freedom

Moderator Eileen DUNNE, Vice-President Int. AEJ

  • MF Reports AEJ sections Armenia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Romania and Ukraine,
  • Comments by Birgitta JONSDOTTIR and William HORSLEY
  • Annual Report AEJ MF Rep William HORSLEY
  • Q&A and Debate

13:30 -14.45 Lunch

15:00 AEJ General Assembly

16:30  Follow-up internal AEJ debate on ‘Future of Journalism’

  • Speech by Athanase PAPANDROPOULOS – Honorary President AEJ
  • Debate

17:00  Closing General Assembly: speech by the new President Int. AEJ

19:30  Dinner in the authentic MIDI Restaurant.

Oct 10, Sunday

Day for tourism / sightseeing

09:15  Departures from hotels with busses to see the sights in and around Ordu.
13:15-15:00 Lunch in the nearby town Unye
20:30  Dinner in Gardenya Restaurant 

Oct 11, Monday
Transfers to Airport