Never has there been more free speech than now. But digital information can also open the floodgates to abuse and lies.
Learn more about the Global Media Forum and hear from our top speakers what they think about the place made for minds.
Learn more about the DW Global Media Forum and its history - the international media conference organized by Deutsche Welle (DW).
Since 2012, the Global Media Forum fellowship has welcomed up to 200 participants from around the world annually.
A daring journalist who has spent her career reporting on drug cartels and corruption in Mexico, Anabel Hernández is the fifth person — and first woman — to receive the DW Freedom of Speech Award.
For the first time, DW's Global Media Forum is running a boot camp for media start-ups. We're inviting you to pitch your media start-up to international investors and a global audience.
In an interview with DW Director-General Peter Limbourg, to open this year's Global Media Forum (GMF), German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier warned against complacency both within politics and the media.
Laschet: "In Europe freedom of the press has come under pressure. The future European Commission must take a clear stance: "Europe has clear principles. Anyone who violates these principles will experience sanctions."
TV audiences are increasingly using streaming services and saying goodbye to linear TV. How can linear stations keep up?
To what extent have digital platforms changed the power structures in the global media landscape?
Lawmakers want hate speech online to be tracked and monitored more tightly. But will digital platforms comply?
Local newspapers and radio stations continue to suffer falling sales, often resulting in takeovers and bankruptcies.
Two letter that prompt differing reactions around the world: AI. But are people ready to let robots into their lives?
One initiative in Germany has come up with a way to remain relevant while involving citizens in their editorial process.
The world order has changed affecting the way that journalists interact with politicians. Do they still need each other?
CGNET Swara has invented a new and surprisingly simple way to bring newsgathering to illiterate communities in India.
Hamid Karzai - former President of Afghanistan
Michelle Müntefering - Minister of State at the German Federal Foreign Office
Frank-Walter Steinmeier - President of Germany
Carmen Perez - National Co-Chair of Women's March & Executive Director of The Gathering for Justice, USA
Tom Buhrow - Director General of Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR), Germany
Mariya Gabriel - Commissioner for Digital Economy, European Commission
Noam Chomsky - Linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian, social critic and political activist, USA
Shirin Ebadi - Lawyer, a former judge and human rights activists and founder of Defenders of Human Rights Center, Iran
Jeff Jarvis - American journalist, professor, public speaker and former television critic, USA
Anne Boyson - researcher, analyst and founder of "After the Millinnials"
Bassem Youssef - Political satirist, writer, producer, physician, media critic and television host, Egypt
Rokhaya Diallo - Journalist and activist in France
Mikhail Khodorkovsky - Founder of Open Russia, Russia
Sarah Harrison - British journalist, legal researcher and WikiLeaks section editor, UK
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