Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum

Event Date: 
June 30, 2014 to July 2, 2014

"From Information to Participation — Challenges for the Media" is the title of the interdisciplinary media congress, which will kick off with an informative media summit entitled "The Future of Journalism and the Role of International Broadcasters." Building on the mounting success of the forum over the past several years, Deutsche Welle will be inviting renowned experts to share their views on this and other topics.

The Internet has become a societal foundation for global communications, economics, science and politics. At the same time, online abuse and crime are challenges that need to be confronted by all segments of society. Beyond that, changing forms of communication are forcing members of the media to consistently rethink and revitalize the way they do business, especially in light of the trend toward more social action and increasing participation by individuals in the political decision-making process. What does the democratization of news and societies mean for media reporting, public opinion-making and forms of governance? And how can citizens, businesses and governments cope with the threats posed in cyberspace?

More than 2,000 participants are expected to attend the three-day event, which will encompass some 40 workshops, podium discussions and special events focusing on topics related to the upsides and downsides of global networking. For more information, and to register, please visit the website.

Event Details
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Deutsche Welle
World Conference Center (WCCB)
Platz der Vereinten Nationen 2
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+49 (0)228 429-2142