Minority Media and the challenges they face

One day conference jointly organised by Coppieters and MIDAS

Events / Fri 10 May 2019

Coppieters Foundation and Midas organise a one day event to discuss, debate and share ideas on the challenges Minority Media face.


10 May 2019

10:00 - 11:00
Panel 1 - The current challenges facing minorities and their minority media across Europe.


  • Marc Marcé, editor in chief, Regio 7 (catalan)
  • Martxelo Otamendi, general manager, Berria (Basque Newspaper)
  • Edita Slezáková, MIDAS-president and general manager and editor at Új Szó (Hungarian media in Slovakia)
  • María Yáñez, editor-in-chief of “Vinte” the culture and trends supplement of the digital galician newspaper “Praza”
  • Moderator: Antonia Luciani, Editor at weekly Corsican “Arritti” and Vice-president of Coppieters Foundation
11:00 - 12:00
Panel 2 - When minority and majority media stop fighting and start working together

In this panel we look deeper into a a case from the danish-german border region


  • Stefan Kläsener, editor in chief, SHZ-Verlag, Flensburg. (DE)
  • Peter Orry, editor in chief, Jysk-Fynske Medier, Esbjerg (DK)
  • Gwyn Nissen, editor in chief, Der Nordschleswiger (DK)
  • Jørgen Møllekær, editor in chief, Flensborg Avis (DE)
  • Hatto Schmidt, editor, Dolomiten, South Tyrol, Italy
  • Moderator: Ruth Candussi. Editor, Bund Deutscher Nordschleswiger (DE)


When: 10  May, 2019
Where: Flensborghus, Norderstr 76, D 24937 Flensburg (headquarter for ”SSF” – the cultural organisation for the Danish Minority in Germany)


To RSVP, please send an email to info@ideasforeurope.eu


Interpretation will be provided in English and German.

Get involved:

Join the discussion and share your views about the event on Twitter with the hashtag #MinorityMedia


Media inquiries can be addressed to info@ideasforeurope.eu

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This conference is financially supported by the European Parliament. The European Parliament is not liable for the content of the conference or the opinions of the speakers.

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