• European Conference on Health Journalism

  • Acropolis Museum, Athens – Greece, October 15, 2012

  • 110 participants, including health journalists and experts from 12 countries in Europe met up in Athens' Acropolis Museum on October 15 to hear the results of HeaRT project. They gave a warm welcome to calls for the basic skills and knowledge of health reporting to be incorporated into the curriculum of all accredited and other journalism courses at universities and colleges in every country.

    Additional papers and contributions from leading health journalists in the USA, Ireland, Netherlands, Italy, Greece, Romania, UK and Portugal followed on the opening introductions which outlined the work of the six partner organisations in the project.

    Monday, October 15, 2012
    Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece

    Professor Dimitris Linos, President of Prolepsis, Greece
    Afroditi Veloudaki, HeaRT Project Manager, Prolepsis, Greece
    Dina Zota, Health Promotion Specialist, Prolepsis, Greece
    Martin Kilgus, Journalist, SWR, Germany
    Athanassios Petralias, Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Statistics, Athens University of Economics and Business, Scientific research advisor, Ministry of Development, Research associate, Prolepsis, Greece
    Mihaela Danga, Center of Independent Journalism, Romania
    John Lister, University of Coventry, UK

    Yiannis Devetzoglou, Journalist, Newspaper "TA NEA", Greece
    Trudy Lieberman, Contributing Editor, Columbia Journalism Review, US
    George Pleios, Professor, Head of the Department of Communication and Media Studies, University of Athens, Greece
    Rinke van den Brink, Health Editor and Research Journalist, NOS News, Netherlands
    Dr. Muiris Houston, Medical Journalist and Health Analyst, The Irish Times, Ireland
    Wiebke Rögener-Schwarz, Research Assistant, Chair of Science Journalism, Institute of Journalism, University of Dortmund, Germany

    Katia Makri, Journalist, Head of Political and Economic Topics, REAL NEWS
    Anna Wagstaff, Assistant Editor, Cancer World, UK
    Vlad Mixich, Senior Editor for, Romania
    Nicholas Timmins, Senior fellow The King's Fund, UK
    Mark Nicholls, Health Journalist, Medical Journalist Association, UK

    Isidoros Karatzas, Head of the Ethics Sector, European Commission, DG Research & Innovation
    Amelia Beltramini, Managing Editor of FOCUS, Italy

    Kate Kelland, Health and Science Correspondent, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Thomson Reuters, UK
    Germain Thinus, Policy Officer, European Commission, Health Threat Unit

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