Med: Aman, seminar in Rome on Italy and Mediterranean

Organised by ANSA at Farnesina and Gregorian University

26 June, 18:49

(ANSAmed) - ROME, JUNE 26 - The AMAN, the alliance of Mediterranean Press Agencies begins its 21st General Assembly tomorrow morning with a speech by the president of ANSA Giulio Anselmi at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Farnesina building. There will follow a busy day of seminars and debates on the role of Italy in the Mediterranean, with particular focus on the challenges for the news world. The work agenda plans to have presidents, directors and delegates of the 19 main agencies of the region, and also the presidents of four Italian regions with a strong interaction with the Mediterranean area: Campania, Lazio, Calabria and Puglia.

In occasion of this assembly (which continues until the 29th) ANSA is to take over the presidency of AMAN, and has promoted a day of seminars called "Italy for the Mediterranean - Information and Development" - with the objective of contributing to a closer partnership and improved ties between the two sides of the sea, especially in the light of the big political and social changes going on on the south shore.

At the Farnesina tomorrow morning the discussions will focus on Italy and the Mediterranean, with the contributions the presidents of the regions of Campania, Stefano Caldoro, Lazio, Renata Polverini, Calabria, Giuseppe Scopelliti, and Puglia, Nichi Vendola.

The seminar will then continue at the Gregorian University, with representatives of Italian institutions and the EU commission with a panel on the theme "Italian Institutions in the Mediterranean: Italian investments in the light of the Arab Spring", introduced by the CEO of ANSA Giuseppe Cerbone. The microphone will then be handed to a panel of RAI journalists and of the main Italian newspapers, who will debate about "Communication for cooperation: information, editorial systems and multimedia content as a driving force for the Mediterranean Network." The conversation will be moderated by the director of ANSA Luigi Contu.

Besides ANSA, AMAN includes the following press agencies: ANADOLU, AFP, AMI, ANA, APS, ATA, CNA, EFE, HINA, JANA, LUSA, MAP, MENA, NNA, SANA, TANJUG, TAP and WAFA. The talks of the 21st General assembly will end on June 29 with the official ceremony which will hand over the presidency of AMAN from Hachimi Idrissi, director general of MAP, the Moroccan Agency, to ANSA's president Giulio Anselmi. (ANSAmed).

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