A new managerial team to head Romanian Press Club (CRP)


Romanian Press Club (CRP) elected, on Tuesday, its new management and approved the activity lines to relaunch the activity, mainly via institutionalizing the relationship with local mass-media, establishing partnerships with professional associations and attracting as member prestigious journalists.

The members of the General Assembly reeleected as president of CRP, for an interim mandate lasting one year, Indira Crasnea, that already acted as president of the association and is deputy editor in chief of Romanian Mediafax news agency. Crasnea, 43 years old, is presiding CRP since 2008.

Indira Crasnea – President, Romanian Press Club

Maria Toghina, member in the Romanian Radio-broadcasting Society Management Board and former general president of the Romanian public radio, was reelected vice-president of the Club.

The General Assembly also elected the members of CRP’s board for 2 years. Management board includes SRTV (represented by its president general manager Claudiu Saftoiu), PRO TV (Oana Maiuga, senior corespondent), Dogan Media International (Haluk Ziya Kurcer, President&Executive Board Member Kanal D), SBS Broadcasting (Nicoleta Gavrila, director News Prima TV), SRR (Maria Toghina), EDI Romania (Sorin Dragomir, director News Europa FM), Mediafax Group (Cristian Dimitriu, Editorial Director), Viata Medicala Romaneasca (Mihail Mihailide, founding director), CD Press (Costin Diaconescu, president general director), Patronal Association of Local Editors –APEL (Marius Stoianovici, president).

The General Assembly decided, for the 1st time in CRP’s activity, to institutionalize the relationship with local mass-media by launching a structure of territorial representatives of CRP, as the Club appreciates that local press is, through its entities, a significant force resource.

Also, as a short term objective, CRP will elaborate a position document on the economic, financial and legislative needs of Romanian mass-media, that will be used as a base of discussions with the authorities, aiming to find out solution for mass-media industry’s recovery.