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Greece in Nation Branding

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)   Greece has the 26th best nation brand in the world according to a new report issued by “EastWest Communications.” The report is based upon the tone of the mention every country gets every time in leading world media. More specifically, the East West Nation Branding Global Index 200 is based on quarterly and annual rankings of 200 countries and territories, including all 192 UN members, based on how they are described in major media. This initial index tracked five million mentions of countries and territories in 38 leading media sources, between April 1 and June 30, 2008. EastWest Communications: Methodology; Global Index; Regional Index; Press Release (August 1, 2008)


Greece’s Television and Radio Frequency Charts

On July 24 2008, Greek Minister of State Theodoros Roussopoulos and Transport and Communications Minister Kostis Hatzidakis, held a press confrence for the presentation of the frequency chart for digital television tranmission and the frequency chart for analoque radio broadcasting in Greece. The digital broadcast trial period will be launched on November 1, 2008 with digital integration completed by 2015 at the latest, Roussopoulos said, adding that the EU is urging members to adopt digital technology by 2012. The digital frequencies chart is a serious attempt to put the broadcast sector in order, Roussopouloos said, stressing that consultations will be held with all interested parties before any joint ministerial decisions are issued setting the necessary preconditions.  Read the transcript of the press conference in english   Continue reading

Media and Communications Students’ Conference in Greece

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)   The Secretariat General of Communication – Secretariat General of Information is hosting the “6th Media and Communications Students’ Conference” on its premises on May 15-16, an event jointly organised with the Media and Communication Departments of the University of Athens, Panteion University and the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki. Graduating students of media and communication studies will take part in thetwo-day event, while topics to be discussed include: Greece’s international image, crisis communication management, social responsibility and media reliability. Minister of State and Government Spokesman Theodoros Roussopoulos will simulate a media briefing exercise with students’ participation.