EBLUL conference: latest info on Partnership for Diversity 2007 Conference

Harold Schiffman haroldfs at gmail.com
Wed Sep 12 17:56:15 UTC 2007


  Partnership for Diversity 2007 Conference: still a few places left, but
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  Bruxelles
- Brussels, Tuesday, 11 September 2007 by Davyth Hicks

 EBLUL have announced that there are a few places left for Partnership for
Diversity 2007,  their flagship conference to be held in Vich/ Vigo di Fassa
in the Ladin-speaking area of the Italian Alps. PfD 2007 will this year
explore issues in minority language broadcasting. The conference held on the
28th September will gather a host of experts in the field, broadcasters and
academics, to the spectacular Alpine setting of Vigo di Fassa, Trentino,
north Italy, set in the heart of the Ladin-speaking region.

In a press release EBLUL said that: "In the last decades some considerable
barriers to the widespread access of RML and smaller state language
communities to broadcast media have been removed. The change from analogue
to digital and the opportunities to broadcast via the web have each brought
new possibilities.

"Access to media is a key marker for a language community; it sits alongside
educational opportunity in assisting self- esteem in our young people, and
indeed is of key importance in the maintenance of self esteem among the
young, many of whom in RML communities will not have had access to the full
panoply of education in their own languages."

EBLUL continued that:  "We have had a great response with delegates set
to arrive from across the globe, there are still a few places left but
people should hurry and make their reservation as soon as possible."

The conference is timely - Eurolang readers will know that problems in the
domain of broadcasting for regional or minority languages (RMLs) continue
and despite some successes in this field and new opportunities, such as
digital TV enabling greater RML access to TV, there are still a host of
problems, continuing restrictions, and cross-border issues.

The conference is being hosted by Trentino region, and will be held in the
Ladin Institute in Vich / Vigo di Fassa in the Trentino region of northern
Italy. (Eurolang 2007)


PFD 2007 details (Programme, Reservations and
Travel)<http://www.eblul.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=126&Itemid=57>


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Harold F. Schiffman

Professor Emeritus of
Dravidian Linguistics and Culture
Dept. of South Asia Studies
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305

Phone:  (215) 898-7475
Fax:  (215) 573-2138

Email:  haroldfs at gmail.com
http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/~haroldfs/

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