Médiasdiversité 2010: The Québec private media industry's rendezvous with
members of cultural communities, aboriginals and people with disabilities

MONTREAL, Jan. 14 /CNW Telbec/ - The Québec Association of Television and Radio Broadcasters (AQTR) is proud to announce the upcoming fifth edition of Médiasdiversité (previously known as Télédiversité) which will take place on Friday, January 22, 2010 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in TVA's Studio G in Montréal.

Médiasdiversité is held each year since 2005, thanks to the collaboration of Astral Media and TVA. Its goal is to facilitate access to members of cultural communities, aboriginals and people with disabilities to the television, the radio, the printed media and the new media sectors in Québec.

The 2010 edition features various activities to fulfil the needs of the different cultural communities and employers. Accordingly, experimental workshops, conferences, a job fair and training will allow attendees to meet professionals from diverse fields in the industry.

Futhermore, one-day internships at TVA's Salut Bonjour! and Astral Media's NRJ and RockDétente radio stations, as well as participation prizes will be drawn among attendees. Moreover, Québec's Minister of Immigration and Cultural Communities, Yolande James, will be attending a luncheon to present the Mediasdiversité award, given to an individual or to an organization that has made a signification contribution towards the development and integration of cultural communities within the Québec private media sector.

Participants are requested to register online at www.mediasdiversite.ca.

AQTR, Astral Media, and TVA would like to thank the following sponsors for their contribution and support:

    Founders:          Astral Media and TVA
    Gold Sponsor:      Vox
    Silver Sponsors:   Météomédia, Cogeco
    Bronze Sponsors:   TV5, Vidéotron, Axial Développement, Canal Évasion and

About Médiasdiversité

Founded by Astral Media and TVA in 2005, Médiasdiversité (previously known as Télédiversité) is committed to reflecting and representing cultural diversity in Québec's private media sector. Médiasdiversité is intended to media industry decision-makers as well as members of ethnocultural, Aboriginal communities and people with disabilities who are interested in the media. It is an ideal opportunity to make contacts and extend one's professional network.


For further information: For further information: Katherine Roux Groleau, CASACOM, (514) 286-2145, ext. 228, krouxgroleau@casacom.ca; Source: Médiasdiversité

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