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National Elections 2012 – Press Center & Accreditation of Media Representatives

In view of the upcoming Parliamentary Elections of June the 17th 2012, the Secretariat General of Information & Communication – Secretariat General of Mass Media is setting up a Press Center in Zappeion Hall for Media facilitation
– Friday, June the 15th, 2012: from 14:00 to 22:00 hrs                            
– Saturday, June the 16th, 2012: from 09:00 to 22:00 hrs
– Sunday, June the 17th, 2012: from 09:00 until the end of the working day         

Press Center technical infrastructure and equipment includes:

  • two working rooms fully equipped  with total capacity of 220 seats (telephones, PC’s, wi-fi internet access, printers, fax machines, photocopiers, two plasmawalls  with 9 tv screens, tv monitors, radio booths)
  • a Press Conference room with interpretation booths, audio system and plasma  tv screens
  • Accreditation and Information Desk

A special accreditation card is required to access the Press Center.

Media directors are kindly requested to confirm the names of their respective media representatives, mobile phone numbers and e-mails to the Secretariat General of Information & Communication – Secretariat General of Mass Media (fax no: 210 9098313 and 210 9098344, e-mail: publicrelations2@minpress.gr) until  Monday, June the 11th, 2012 and 14:00 hrs at the latest, by filling in the above application form: http://www.minpress.gr/minpress/en/senforma_diapisteusis_17_june_.pdf

 The above mentioned procedure applies also for technical/tv crew accreditations.
We would like to point out that the media representatives who were accredited for the elections of May the 6th do not need to fill in an application form again. They can use the same accreditation card and they are just asked to send an e-mail confirming that they are going to cover the elections of June the 17th.   

Accreditation cards (for those applying for the first time) can be collected as follows:

  • From Tuesday,  June the 12th, 2012 until Thursday,  June the 14th, 2012 from 09:00 to 19:00 hrs  from the Secretariat General of Information & Communication- Secretariat General of Mass Media (11 Fragoudi Str. & Al. Pantou,  Kallithea, office 405, 4th floor).
  • Friday, June the 15th, 2012 from 08:30 to 12:00 hrs from the Secretariat General of Information & Communication- Secretariat General of Mass Media and from 14:00 to 22:00 hrs from the Accreditation  and Information Desk of the Press Center at Zappeion Hall.
  • Saturday, June the 16th and Sunday June the 17th, 2012 from the Accreditation Secretariat and Information Desk at Zappeion Hall during the above working hours.

A last minute accreditation procedure for media representatives is possible only by presenting ID Card and Press Card along with a letter signed by the director of the Media.

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National Elections 2012 – Press Center & Accreditation of Media Representatives

In view of the upcoming Parliamentary Elections of May the 6th, 2012, the Secretariat General of Information & Communication – Secretariat General of Mass Media is setting up a Press Center in Zappeion Hall for Media facilitation
– Friday, May the 4th, 2012: from 14:00 to 22:00 hrs                                        
– Saturday, May the 5th, 2012: from 09:00 to 22:00 hrs
– Sunday, May the 6th, 2012: from 09:00 until the end of the working day       

  

Press Center technical infrastructure and equipment includes:
* two working rooms fully equipped  with total capacity of 220 seats (telephones, PC’s, wi-fi internet access, printers, fax machines, photocopiers, two plasmawalls  with 9 tv screens, tv monitors, radio booths)
* a Press Conference room with interpretation booths, audio system and plasma  tv screens
* Accreditation and Information Desk

A special accreditation card is required to access the Press Center.
Media directors are kindly requested to confirm the names of their respective media representatives, mobile phone numbers and e-mails to the Secretariat General of Information & Communication – Secretariat General of Mass Media (fax no: 210 9098313 and 210 9098344, e-mail: publicrelations2@minpress.gr) until  Monday, April the 30th, 2012 and 18:00 hrs at the latest, by filling in the above application form:
http://www.minpress.gr/minpress/en/media_accreditation_form_elections_2012_en-2.doc

The above mentioned procedure applies also for technical/tv crew accreditations. Continue reading

38th Book Festival at Zappeion

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA) The 38th book festival opened its doors September, 11 at Zappeion.

With “Greening the Future” as its main motto – an idea of the Danish Ambassador in Athens, Tom Norring, – this year’s festival is expected to raise people’s awareness about climate change.  Everyday at Zappeio there will be book presentations, film screenings and meetings with authors, as well as a “green” concert on September 17 with the Danish band Grand Avenue and the Greek group Maraveyas Illegal.   The festival, which is organized by the League of Publishers (SEKB) with the City of Athens Cultural Organization and the Athens Publishers’ Association (SEBA), runs until September 27.  Kathimerini Daily: Greening the future is the main theme of the 38th Book Festival

The New Athens Opera House’s Prelude

GREEK NEWS AGENDA)   World-renowned architect Renzo Piano unveiled his concept design for the new cultural complex in Faliro on January 24 at a special event at Zappeion Hall, which will include a new National Library and Opera House to be built and donated to the Greek state by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF). Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis who attended the event hailed the project as a monumental, unique point of reference for the new age. Renzo Piano presented a draft plan using stone, light, sea view, an energy conservation system based on photovoltaic cells and includes landscaping of the surrounding area with locally-grown plants. The €450 million project, which will be constructed on a 16-hectare site – once a horse-racing track – will also feature an ‘agora’ inspired by the meeting place of ancient Greek cities and a park and is due to be completed by 2015. Greek News Agenda: New Opera House’s Prelude

The Flame of Hope for the 2009 was lit in Athens

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)    The Flame of Hope for the 2009 Special Olympics World Winter Games was lit on November 12, at a ceremony in Zappeion Hall, Athens. In keeping with the Olympic tradition, the torch was lit by the sun’s rays before embarking on a three-month journey around the world to Idaho, USA, the site of the next World Games (www.2009worldgames.org). Almost 3,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities from more than 100 countries will participate in Special Olympics World Winter Games to be held from February 7 to 13, 2009.  After Athens the first stop for the torch will be in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. It will then continue around the world, making stops in Poland, Costa Rica, South Africa, India, China and three cities in the United States – Miami, New York and Los Angeles. On January 27, 2009 the flame will reach Idaho, USA, to begin the Torch Relay‘s final leg through many cities in Idaho before arriving at the Opening Ceremony for the World Winter Games on February 7. The 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games will be held in Athens, Greece.  Special Olympics Hellas: www.specialolympicshellas.gr (in Greek)

The Greek Media Experience Transfered to Beijing

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)    On the occasion of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, the Secretariat General of Information introduced its “mediainfo2004 – Media Services for the Olympic Games” website (www.mediainfo2004.gr). This website subscribed to the idea of a “one-stop-shop” service for media professionals, who wished to cover contemporary Greece before and during the Olympic Games 2004. The website was affiliated with the Zappeion Olympic Press Center, situated in central Athens in the grounds of the Zappeion Mansion. Secretary General of Information Panos Livadas, the Zappeion Olympic Press Center director, was in Beijing recently at the invitation of the Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad (BOCOG). BOCOG publicly paid tribute to his advice and contribution in setting up and operating the Beijing International Media Center (www.2008bimc.cn).