European Bloggers Conference: Thursday

Two day workshop for bloggers and journalists

The conference will allow bloggers from the European Union and its neighbour countries to meet, share ideas and discuss new media developments in their respective countries. The event will focus on issues common to bloggers and citizen journalists from East and West, as well as on vital differences.

On Thursday morning Evgeny Morozov of Transitions Online will talk about how the ‘East-West divide’ is reflected in the blogosphere.
Later on, Community animator and Project Manager Vanessa Witkowski will present CaféBabel Blogs and the Cafébabel community Managing Editor Michael Nederlof will then talk about the experience of the community driven news site

The rest of the conference will continue in parallel tracks:

• “Citizen Journalism: How and When It works”
• “Blogging in Dangerous Places: Security Issues”
• “How does blogging affects society and politics, and viceversa”
• “Building Successful Web2.0 applications”

On Friday morning, Gabriel González will present the Deutsche Welle International Weblog Awards, deadline to enter the contest is September 30!

The EJC has set up a wiki - where you will find more information about the event and the list of participants. Please add your name to the list if you want to join us!

Contact information

Elisa Delaini, Associate Editor EJC

T: +31 43 325 4030

Ave Ceramique 50
6221 KV Maastricht
The Netherlands

The European Journalism Centre (EJC) is an independent, international, non-profit institute dedicated to the highest standards in journalism, primarily through the further training of journalists and media professionals. Building on its extensive international network, the Centre operates as a facilitator and partner in a wide variety of training projects.