I.A.O. Conference Seminar on Mass Media Begins in Thessaloniki

The Interparliementrary Assembly on Orthodoxy Seminar Conference on Mass Media has kicked off in Thessaloniki on 12th May 2014. The conference seminar has attracted several mass media professionals and journalist from various Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Churches , Pan- Orthodox organizations along with ecumenical delegations.

The first day witnessed the following events: Where Opening address was given by Mr. Sergei Popov, Member of the Russian State Duma, President of the I.A.O. General Assembly , Opening of the works by the Deputy Minister of the Prime Minister and Government Spokesperson Mr. Simos Kedikoglou (tbc.) 

Video greeting message by His All Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew was presented along with greeting address by the Minister of Macedonia and Thrace Mr. Theodoros Karaoglou (tbc.) Talks were given by Mr. Anastasios Nerantzis, Member of the Hellenic Parliament, I.A.O. Secretary General, Metropolitan Anthimos of Thessaloniki, Director of Communication of the World Council of Churches Mr. Mark Beach, Mr. Michael Tritos, Dean of the School of Theology of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, by Assoc. Prof. Mr. Grigorios Paschalidis, Chairman of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, by Mr. Makis Voitsidis, Head of the Journalists’ Union in Thessaloniki (ESIETH), by Mr. Leo van Doesburg, Manager External Affairs of the European Christian Political Movement (ECPM) and also by Most Rev. Ierotheos, Metropolitan of Nafpaktos, Chairman of the Synodical Committee for the Press, Public Relations and Enlightenment of the Church of Greece with subject: Christianity – Orthodoxy – Public space.

OCP Secretary George Alexander is will be presenting the topic Seeking united Orthodox Christian Witness Through Mass Media on Tuesday 13th of May 2014.

The Conference will deal with a variety of topic related to Mass Media and Orthodoxy and will continue till 15th of May 2014.

Source: OCP Orthodox News