The year 2000 has been particularly active. The ten-day CIRCOM Journalism Workshop held in Potsdam in May was the biggest we have organised, attended by nearly 50 journalists and technicians from 21 different countries. The young journalists taped and edited more than 30 sequences and news features, and recorded two half-hour programmes in the studios of ORB.

A CIRCOM seminar on Ethnic Minority Broadcasting, held at the start of the "At Home" Festival, hosted by TVP Krakow in Poland in September, had 28 participants. The seminar concentrated on TV coverage of Roma communities, and awarded a prize for the best magazine programme on ethnic minority affairs.

In November, a senior seminar for Newsroom Editors-in-Chief from central and eastern European countries was hosted by France 3 Alsace in Strasbourg. Participants were able to see the European Parliament in plenary session during the seminar, which concentrated on newsroom management and new technology.

Television Journalism Workshop Potsdam, June 2000

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