CULTURE

Media terms get Greek definitions

id you know that your electronic notebook features a LCD (Liquid Crystal Display)? Or that satellite reception requires a television receive-only earth station? If not, «To Glossari tou Media» (Media Glossary) might be for you. The glossary was published recently by Media Desk Hellas, the Greek branch of MEDIA, «Mesures pour Encourager le Developpement de l’Industrie Audioviuselle» (Measures to encourage the development of the audiovisual industry), a program established by the European Union in 1991. Media Desk Hellas is jointly financed by the European Commission and the Greek Press and Mass Media Ministry. The new glossary was developed following Media Desk Hellas’s realization that Greek professionals encountered great difficulties within the international audiovisual field, especially when entering competitions or signing contracts. In suggesting the Greek versions of the definitions of the European Union’s media terms – many of the definitions do not have local equivalents – the publishers’ aim is to present an accessible vocabulary which goes beyond established dictionary vernacular. Essentially acting as an information desk, Media Desk Hellas aids Greek professionals working in the media world, communicating calls for proposals and training projects, among others, while acting as a documentation center for the European Union’s audiovisual policies – by participating in festivals and fairs as well as organizing conferences and seminars. The glossary is available free of charge from Media Desk Hellas, 44 Aghiou Constantinou, tel 210.725.4056-7 (website: www.mediadesk.gr).