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Global Media Forum

New ways forward! How media innovators foster social cohesion and international understanding

Monday, June 19, 4:15 p.m.

These days, media professionals face a radically changing media landscape and market. They have to cope with political pressure and other limitations to the freedom of the press. They are confronted with growing polarization and disinformation that threaten social cohesion and international understanding. Media innovators worldwide react to these challenges by developing a new approach: They engage communities to thrive. 
From mobile newsrooms and artistic formats to crowdsourcing and empowerment tools – in this interactive session, we want to focus on methods and strategies for community engagement in journalism. We invited “engagement pioneers” from Africa, America, Asia and Europe to discuss opportunities and challenges, to identify common goals and jointly create new ways for public participation in media and society.