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Tigers on Air: New Players in Developing Media Markets.

Tuesday, 18 June 2013, 11:30 a.m., Room Aeltestenrat

Pilar Manjon, president of the March-11 Victim Association, addresses the media following her arrival at the National Assembly pavillion in Madrid on Friday, 16 February 2007. A landmark trial began on Thursday in Madrid, where 29 mainly Moroccan suspects faced charges of involvement in the train bombings of 11 March 2004 in the Spanish capital. EPA/ANGEL DIAZ +++(c) dpa - Bildfunk+++

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Emerging countries and new economies, such as the BRICS countries and others, appear to be role models for growth and are regarded by many as the new drivers of development. They also play an increasingly active role as new stakeholders in business and to some extent as donors in South-South cooperation.

The question remains, however, whether growth alone can ensure human development. Experts, civil society groups, activists and citizens increasingly argue in favor of a concept of inclusive growth. The central question in the context of development cooperation is how to develop strategies that improve political frameworks of growth and enable human development.

The notion of growth focuses on economies, trade, jobs and industries, and subsequently the entire private sector. It is seen as an important driver of development cooperation and a crucial success factor for tackling the challenges of globalization. The concept of growth claims to provide a driving philosophy for future global cooperation as a whole.

The panel will focus on questions regarding new players, their influence on media businesses and markets in developing countries and the long-term consequences for media support:

What is the actual impact of new players in media development cooperation in the target countries?

Media markets in emerging countries are dynamic and commercially vibrant – do they subsequently provide useful role models for media in developing countries?

What image do media in emerging countries present regarding their domestic cooperation strategies?

What role do they play as actors in developing countries’ media markets, for example Brazil in Angola and China in Kenya?


Leusch, Patrick
Head of Division, International Cooperation, DW Akademie, Bonn, Germany


Aboushagor, Khaeri
Media Training and Development Coordinator, Libyan Centre for Democracy and Human Rights, Benghazi, Libya

Wu, Yu-Shan
Researcher, Global Powers and Africa Programme, South African Institute of International Affairs, Johannesburg, South Africa

Complete workshop on soundcloud:

WS27 - Tigers on Air - New Players in Developing Media Markets