The course will run until May 6 alongside the 2012 CEV Women’s Continental Olympic Games Qualification Tournament taking place at Baskent volleyball hall in the Turkish capital.
CEV president André Meyer attended the first session of the seminar and in his opening speech he congratulated the attendees on being selected to participate in such an important event.
“We received 32 applications, we narrowed them down to 15 young people with whom we think we can work together and whom we will invite to similar events in the future,” he said.
“It is important that we put a stop to the old-fashioned copy-and-paste journalism. We have new technologies that we can use and that is why we need you – young people devoted to sports journalism and devoted to volleyball and beach volleyball. I hope we can use this first seminar also as a basis upon which to develop and improve our future co-operation with the UEPS in this aspect. I encourage you to make the best use of this opportunity.”
With the help of two prominent lecturers – UEPS vice-president Lev Rossoshik from Russia and Predrag Milinkovic from the Serbian Broadcasting Corporation RTS – as well as of various other experts in different areas, the young participants will have the chance to learn the ins and outs of the profession of volleyball journalist.