More than 400 journalists from twelve countries accredited for sanfermines 2016
La Consejera Ollo and and the concejal Perales have visited the International Press Offices (OIP).
More than 400 journalists from 12 countries and 115 press mediums have been accredited for Sanfermines 2016. These professionals will be attended to in the International Press Office (OIP), in operation since the year 2000, as a joint effort between the Asociación de Periodistas de Navarra, the Government of Navarra, and the Town Hall of Pamplona. The foral executive provides 70 percent of the costs of running the office.
Today at noon, the OIP, located in the Palacio de Congresos Baluarte, has been officially opened with the visit of the Consejera de Relaciones Ciudadanas and Institucionales of the Government of Navarra, Ana Ollo, accompanied by the director general of Tourism and Commerce, Maitena Ezkutari and the concejala delegate of local economy of the Town Hall, Patricia Perales. Miguel Ängel Barón, president of the Press Association of Navarra will be present and the director of Communications of Baluarte, Esperanza Soroa.
Nine Journalists there for you
During these days, the OIP becomes the meeting place for professionals from all over the world. There will be working space and a team of nine journalists to help these professionals with any questions about the fiesta of Sanfermines.
The press area has a printer, and computers with connexion to high speed internet and a screen that offers images of the running of the bulls.
The OIP, on the ground floor of the Palacio de Congresos y Auditorio Baluarte de Pamplona has increased the time it is open: until July 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on July 5 and 6, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; On July 5 and 6, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.and from July 7 to 14, from 7:45 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Accredited journalists can also call: 948 066 191 or with extensions in 192, 193 and 194) Or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org The office publishes all its information both in Spanish and in English in www.sanferminprensa.com, Facebook and Twitter.
This year 640 accreditations or passes for the running of the bulls or “Encierro”, the “Chupinazo” and the “Pobre de Mí”applied for by journalists from 115 medios – news agencies, televisions, radios and press -It is interesting to note the increase in digital informative professionals. Apart from national press, journalists have been accredited from 12 countries: Germany, Argentina, France, the Czech Republic, the United Kingdom, Sweden or Turkey.. In some cases the coverage is worldwide through agencies who arrive with photographers.
The act that interests the most is the “Encierro” or running of the bulls with 392 people accredited fro 115 organizations. Other 151 professionals from 41 organizations will be informing about the “Chupinazo” from the Town Hall or from Casa Seminario. “Pobre de Mi”: 97 from 35 organizations.
Winners of the vi international contest of photography of the encierro
The President of the Association of Journalists of Navarra, Miguel Ángel Barón, announced the names of the winners of the VI INTERNATIONAL CONTEST OF PHOTOGRAPHY OF THE ENCIERRO for accredited professionals, organized by the International Press Office and the Association of Journalists from Navarra. The Town Hall Prize this year is divided into two categories: ·Winning Photograph to Iñaki Vergara on the Duque de Ahumada stretch. This prize consists of 1,000 euros and a cobblestone taken from the route of the encierro.
The Second prize goes to Ricardo Badenes from the stretch of the Bajada al Callejón. The prize is 500 euros.
Other winners from photos on the 12 stretches of the encierro are also presented. The bull ring prize had no winner. Three special prizes go to photographers for their quality
A SPECIAL GUIDE FOR THE PRESS
The Town Hall has published a “Basic Guide for Sanfermines”. Its goal is to help explain or show different aspects of the fiesta. The guide contains the hours, days, etc that events take place.
In this guide, a special emphasis has been made to underline the important role played by journalists in showing the world that Sanfermines is not a place to come to just to party and where anything and everything is allowed. Women are to be shown special respect and are to be portrayed as equals and tolerance is greatly encouraged. The city would like its fiesta to be written about or photographed as a safe and equal place to enjoy for both women and men.
The guide has been written in Spanish and in Euskera and in English. It is accompanied by a usb with photos and videos of Sanfermines as a tourist destination for Navarra and Pamplona.