“Journalism is mostly a lubricant facilitating the smooth working of the sports complex and bringing it into a rewarding relationship with world populations. Journalism is not really as aware of it as it should be and therefore we welcome Play the Game under our roof.”
In October last year, Greek sports editor Philippos Syrigos of the Athens daily Eleftherotypia was brutally attacked when he left a radio station after a radio show. Thanks to emergency surgery Philippos Syrigos survived and in November he will attend Play the Game 2005 to talk about the price of reporting the dark side of sport.
At the conference in November, Play the Game will present the results of the most wide-ranging survey of sports coverage ever undertaken. Academics and journalists from nine different countries have been analysing national and regional newspapers to contribute data to the survey.
Knowledge bank: The International Business Leaders Forum’s policy paper, ‘Shared Goals: Sport and Business in Partnerships for Development” is produced in partnership with UK Sport’s Worldwide Impact programme and puts the case for business and development organisations to come together through sport, to meet their shared objectives.
The world communication conference Play the Game wishes to pay tribute to an individual or a group of persons who in their professional careers or as volunteers in sport have made an outstanding effort to realise one or more of the following aims: