• AGERPRES Director General Giboi nominated by six European agencies to run for EANA Secretary General

    AGERPRES Director General Alexandru Giboi was nominated as candidate for the Secretary General position of the European Alliance of News Agencies (EANA).

    According to the EANA statutes, in order to become a candidate for this position, the nomination of at least three member agencies is needed and Alexandru Giboi was nominated by the following agencies: BTA (Bulgaria), CNA (Cyprus), ANA-MPA (Greece), ATA (Albania), FENA (Bosnia and Herzegovina), TASR (Slovakia), alongside AGERPRES Romanian National News Agency.

    Currently, Alexandru Giboi is a member in the EANA Board, elected in September 2015, but he also holds the Secretary General position of the Association of the Balkan News Agencies – Southeast Europe (ABNA), being elected for a second mandate in September 2016.

    This autumn’s elections will take place after the current Secretary General completes his mandate, namely Erik Nylen, who is a mass-media expert with a vast experience. Prior to taking over the Secretary General position of the EANA, he also was CEO of Sweden’s TT News Agency.

    Also running for the Secretary General position of the EANA is Poland’s Lidia Sobanska, who is endorsed by three news agencies.

    For the first time in the EANA history, the Spring Conference of the Alliance will take place in Bucharest, in April 2018, at the invitation of AGERPRES Romanian National News Agency. More…

  • Sofia hosts “The role of news agencies in time of crisis” conference

    A joint conference of the Association of the Balkan News Agencies – Southeast Europe (ABNA-SE) and the Black Sea Association of National News Agencies (BSANNA) on “The role of news agencies in time of crisis”, aimed at drawing attention to the responsibilities which the media institutions have with the public and the entire society, regardless of the nature of the crisis moments which it may go through, takes place in Sofia, Bulgaria, over September 8 -11.

    AGERPRES Romanian National News Agency Director General Alexandru Giboi also participated in the opening of the conference, organised by BTA Bulgarian News Agency, having underscored in his speech mass-media’s huge responsibility with the society.

    “Mass-media has a huge responsibility with the society. The level of influence the press has, and so much the more the news agencies, which disseminate news on an international level, must be always taken into account, both on a press management level and on the public’s level. For AGERPRES, the role of public information provider is the most important, we grant a very special attention to it. That is why we are trying to constantly keep up with the latest technology developments, as we are aware that the technologic evolution influence our public’s media consumption habits. A recent EBU study says that the countries with well-organised public media services and with a broad public are less corrupt, more democratic, and the press benefits from a higher degree of freedom. An increased attention granted to the public media institutions in Romania would be a step forward for the entire society. We must be aware of the role we have in society. The press shapes the society and we must be aware that our children, too, will live in the society we shaped,” AGERPRES Romanian National News Agency Director General Alexandru Giboi told the conference in Sofia. More…

  • AGERPRES Director General attends 24th ABNA-SE General Assembly meeting

    AGERPRES National News Agency Director General Alexandru Giboi attended the 24th General Assembly meeting of the Association of the Balkan News Agencies of Southeast Europe (ABNA-SE) themed ‘Twenty years of ABNA – Challenges and Opportunities’ held in Sarajevo, on which occasion he voiced his support for a future candidacy of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina News Agency (FENA) to become a member of the European Alliance of News Agencies (EANA). More….

  • ABNA-SE condemns the attack against the freedom of expression: All media is #CharlieHebdo

    The Association of Balkan News Agencies – Southeast Europe (ABNA-SE) condemns the cold-blooded attack against the freedom of expression and against innocent civilians that took place recently in Paris.

    We are facing a “barbarous act” that outraged mankind and it is our right as human beings to “enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom from fear” as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights stated 67 years ago. It is our right to defend ourselves with our ideas.

    All those people paid with their lives for expressing their views and for putting into practice the most beautiful act of this job: the right to express and spread their ideas.

    Therefore, we all must stand together against these violent attacks that try to divide us and to put us to silence. Because in a way we are all #CharlieHebdo.

    The Association of the Balkan News Agencies – Southeast Europe (ABNA-SE)