ACN marks 20 years with debate on news agencies at Pompeu Fabra university
Among Catalan News Agency's 20th anniversary events is a roundtable on Wednesday with leading media experts
The present and future of news agencies is the subject of a debate on Wednesday, hosted by the Catalan News Agency (ACN), as part of its 20th-anniversary celebrations.
The roundtable debate to be held in the media faculty of Barcelona's Pompeu Fabra University (Roc Boronat, 138), will be moderated by journalist Mònica Hernàndez.
On the panel will be photojournalist and professor at the Ramon Llull University Sandra Balsells, the expert in new agencies Joseph Oliver Boyd-Barrett, director and presenter of Catalan television's 'Els Matins' morning news program Lídia Heredia, and presenter of the 'No ho sé' program on the RAC1 radio station Agnès Marquès.
Opening the event will be Catalan vice president, Pere Aragonès, while Catalan presidency minister, Meritxell Budó, and parliament speaker, Roger Torrent, will bring it to a close.
The debate, which begins at 4:30 pm, follows political debates in the cities of Lleida, Tarragona, Girona, and Badalona hosted by ACN in the run-up to the April general election.
Those debates were followed by another event in June tackling freedom of expression and censorship, and which featured a commemorative print by illustrator Juanjo Sáez.