Whether it be the war in the Middle East, violent conflicts in failed states or increasing military expenditures - the topic of war and peace is omnipresent.
But to understand interaction and to conduct a well-founded political discussion, one thing is absolutely vital: facts.
Hard data are extremely valuable for the media, civic education and for peace and conflict research.
Against this backdrop, this workshop seeks to discuss the following questions: Which opportunities do the new media offer to make data and facts available - for free and to everyone? How can data be prepared so that they not only provide the users with information but also enable them to compare and critically analyze? Where are the limits when offering and using data? Who guarantees the quality of data and their preparation?
As an example, the workshop will present the modular information portal http://sicherheitspolitik.bpb.de, which BICC has developed in association with the Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb) for use in the latter’s online services in the topic area of war and peace.
Hauswedell, Dr. Corinna
Co-editor of the German peace report "Friedensgutachten", Bonn International Center for Conversion, Germany
Heber, Dr. Raimar
Art Director, dpa-infografik GmbH, Berlin, Germany
Online-Editor, Section Multimedia, Federal Agency for Civic Education, Bonn, Germany
Geographer, Cartographer and Journalist, Le Monde diplomatique, Paris, France
Wirkus, Lars (Moderator)
Head of Section Data & Geographic Information System, Bonn International Center for Conversion, Germany