As the DW Global Media Forum goes digital, we will be offering various digital sessions on the topic of "Pluralism. Populism. Journalism." Here is a list of the upcoming sessions in 2020.
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Join the GMF 2020 on August 10 for a digital session discussing the state of local journalism in the coronavirus crisis. The session begins at 14:30 (UTC+2).
Ntibinyane Ntibinyane says that African local news outlets need innovation — and money. The founder of the INK Centre for Investigative Journalism highlights that journalism in Africa is facing increasing threats.
Amitabh Sinha, editor at The Indian Express in Pune speaks to DW on how his local news outlet dealt with the corona-crisis, and how journalists gained respect during the pandemic through digitization.
Veronika Munk, deputy editor-in-chief of Hungary’s largest news site Index.hu, discusses the difficulties that journalists have recently had to go through, and assess the overall state of the country's media landscape.
The internet can be used as a tool of oppression. But it can also be a platform for critical voices. Journalists Maria Ressa from the Philippines and Lina Attalah from Egypt discuss the meaning of the digital space.
Are news outlets helping to keep people informed during the COVID-19 crisis or scaremongering? The first digital session of the 2020 Global Media Forum takes a look at the media's responsibility during the pandemic.
Author Cas Mudde believes the media can help ease the tension between opposing populism and pluralism - by remaining free.
DW's head of cybersecurity Ingo Mannteufel highlights ways to work around state censorship.
Internet activist and scholar Ethan Zuckerman predicts that social media channels are due to undergo significant changes.
Why is it that populists seem to be leading online communication spheres? Let’s check it out in this episode of GMF compact.
This video explains why there can be no link between 5G mobile technology and the coronavirus.
Twitter has blocked thousands of QAnon accounts. But is that not a ban on free speech? Matthias Kettemann from the Leibniz Institute for media research discusses the complex domain of rights and freedoms online.
Frank Überall is the chairman of Germany's biggest journalist organization. The head of the German Journalists' Association shares his thoughts and insights on local journalism during the corona crisis and fake news.
For eight years, the GMF fellowship program has welcomed a total of over 1,000 people from all around the world. In 2020, the initiative supported by the Federal Foreign Office has to go online because of COVID-19.
Tajikistan expert Marat Mamadshoev explains why there is an effective media blackout on COVID-19 reporting. The Central Asian country has for years been at the bottom of press freedom indexes.
In 2017, the White House Correspondents' Association received the DW Freedom of Speech Award. Current WHCA president Jonathan Karl tells DW how the latest developments in the US affect journalists.
Cologne-based media artist and student of Wim Wenders', Johanna Reich, talks to DW about the influence of the digital world on our values, highlighting opportunities for pluralism to unfold online.
The coronavirus lockdown in Nigeria has let the genie out of the bottle, writer Richard Ali says. The ensuing rise in ethnic populism in the digital space has to be confronted by journalists and artists alike.
The Berlin-based artist and master student of Olafur Eliasson talks about populism, provocation in art and the rights of artists and journalists.
"Journalists should do fact-checking, and question their leaders," says Indian journalist Rajdeep Sardesai. "Rather than getting caught in right-versus-left debates, we should ask: are you right or wrong?"
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.
The next Global Media Forum will take place on June 14 and 15, 2021 at the World Conference Center Bonn.
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Since 2012, the Global Media Forum fellowship has welcomed up to 200 participants from around the world annually.
Frank-Walter Steinmeier - President of Germany
Juliana Rotich - tech entrepreneur, Kenya
Jaron Lanier - computer scientist and author, USA
Tanit Koch - director general at N-TV, Germany
Armin Laschet - Premier of the state of North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany
Mariya Gabriel - Commissioner for Digital Economy, European Commission
Hamid Karzai - former President of Afghanistan
Anne Boyson - researcher, analyst and founder of "After the Millinnials", USA
Lord Michael Dobbs - politician and author of "House of Cards", UK
Carmen Perez - National Co-Chair of Women's March & Executive Director of The Gathering for Justice, USA
Can Dündar - former editor-in-chief of "Cumhuriyet", Turkey
Dr. Ann Hollifield - news and media researcher, USA
Noam Chomsky - Linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian, social critic and political activist, USA
Michelle Müntefering - Minister of State at the German Federal Foreign Office
Tom Buhrow - Director General of Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR), Germany
Karen Palmer - digital filmmaker, UK
Jeff Jarvis - American journalist, professor, public speaker and former television critic, USA
Shirin Ebadi - Lawyer, a former judge and human rights activists and founder of Defenders of Human Rights Center, Iran
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 and WikiLeaks section editor, UK
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