(Eng.) Cuba Conference in October

R.W. Wogatzke (101607.2566@CompuServe.COM)
30 Jun 96 13:31:30 EDT


Hello!

I receaved the following mail today along with a request to forward it to the
a-infos newslist. I do not know who the organizers of this event are but I will
still forward it since it might be of general interest.

Robert
(A-Infos Germany)

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From: "", INTERNET:yankro@instjm.sld.cu
To: R.W. Wogatzke, 101607,2566
Date: 29.06.1996 13:13

Subject:please post on list


"Community Press in Today's World:
Alternative Grass Roots Proposals"
Oct 21-25, 1996 Havana, Cuba

Come to Cuba and build solidarity with Left
thinkers and activists from all over the world!

The Cuban Committees for the Defense of the
Revolution (CDR) and the Jose Marti International
Institute of Journalism (IIPJM) jointly invite
activists and alternative/community media workers
to come to Havana to discuss strategy at the
International Community / Alternative Press
Encounter in October 1996.

In addition to the standard academic papers, there
will be projects such as an exchange of an
alternative U.S. currency with Cuban pesos, strike
videos, fiestas in Cuban nighborhoods and more!

Conference topics/activities:
- Communication, democracy and popular
movements
- Family and the community press
- Debates in a pluralist, democratic atmosphere
- Community press as a free expression of
social, political and cultural movements
- Workshops in dynamic, active reporting
- Fighting neoliberal interventions
- The current situation and its perspectives for
community radio, television and newspapers
* Papers have a 5 page limit with one page summary
by Sep. 21

Organizers of the event have designed an activity
plan including:
- Collateral conferences on the current
economic and socio-political situation in Cuba
- Neighborhood encounters
- Sightseeing
- Visits to radio, television and newspapers

The Encounter will allow participants to truly
experience the reality of a country that lives,
works, has fun and struggles under the most
brutal blockade in the 20th century.

************ ACTIVITY PROGRAM *************

Monday, October 21

9:00 am Accreditaton of delegates in the
Villa Panamericana
11:00 am Official opening ceremony
12:30 pm Lunch
2:30 pm Conference: "The Current Social-Political
Situation in Cuba," Dario Machado, Director
of The Center for Studies on America (CEA)
4:00 pm Plenary session:
Communication, Democracy and
Grass Roots Movements
7:00 pm Dinner
Evening: Free time, with optional activities at the
conference center

Tuesday, October 22

9:00 am Discussion sections on:
1. Current community press issues
2. Family and women's rights in the
community/alternative press
3. Community/alternative press as a free
expression of social, political and cultural
movements
4. Active, dynamic reporting as a way to
recover news legitimacy
5. Adaptations to neoliberal interventions
and the community/alternative press
10:30 am Recess
11:00 am Continuation of debates in groups
1:00 pm Lunch
3:00 pm Continuation of debates in groups
7:00 pm Dinner
Evening: Free time, with optional activities at the
conference center

Wednesday, October 23

9:00 am Workshops (3) on the current situation and
perspectives of community radio, television
and newpapers
10:30 am Recess
11:00 am Continuation of debates
1:00 pm Lunch
3:00 pm Continuation of debates
5:00 pm Conference on "Cuba's Economic Situation,"
with guest speaker
7:00 pm Dinner
Evening: Free time, with optional activities at the
conference center

Thursday, October 24

9:00 am Visits to Cuban radio, television, newspapers and
NGO publications, etc.
11:00 am Tour of Old Havana
1:00 pm Lunch
3:00 pm Exchange on the formation of Cuban
journalists at the event's headquarters
7:00 pm Dinner
Evening: Free time, with optional activities at the
conference center

Friday, October 25

9:00 am Plenary session:
-Reports from discussion sections
-Reports from workshops
11:00 am Recess
1:30 am Closing ceremony
2:00 pm Lunch
Afternoon Free time
Evening Closing fiesta in Havana neighborhoods!

*********************************
PACKAGE: 7 DAYS IN CUBA IN DIRECT
CONTACT WITH ITS PEOPLE
$224.00 USD Oct 20-26
(6 nights and 7 days)
Includes: full room and board (breakfast, lunch
and dinner), transportation from and to the
airport, transfer for the entire official
program and farewell party
* Does not include air fare or
airport tax ($12 USD)

Conference registration fee:
$50.00 USD for delegates and guests

Send your project proposal or paper title today!

Name_______________________

Institution________________

Position___________________

Tel________________________

Fax________________________

e-mail_____________________

Address____________________

To participate as:

speaker_____ attendant ______

(for speakers) Title of paper:

_____________________________

* Don't forget to ask about our other
conferences, such as the December Film
Critics Encounter, concurrent with the
Havana Film Festival, or the one on
Hemingway: Hard Core Journalism...

Organizing Committee:

Jose Marti International
Institute of Journalism
calle G #503 e/ 23 y 21,
Habana, Cuba
tel (537) 32 29 65,
fax (537) 33 30 79
e-mail:
<yankro@instjm.sld.cu>

Comites de Defensa de la
Revolucion (CDR)
calle Linea #157 e/ K y L
Habana, Cuba
tel (537) 32 19 56, 32 05 32
fax (537) 33 53 26

Questions?

Mike Fuller
International Relations
e-mail: <yankro@instjm.sld.cu>

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