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Whistleblowers, activists, journalists: Is advocacy journalism the journalism of the digital age?

Tuesday, July 1, 2014, 11.30 a.m., Pumpenhaus

Hosted by: Deutsche Welle

Journalists shouldn’t identify themselves with a specific cause. However, journalists like Glenn Greenwald, who published the documents provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, disagree. He believes that journalists can also be activists. With a new project financed by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar called The Intercept, Greenwald is carrying out a journalistic mission. “Our longer-term mission is to provide aggressive and independent adversarial journalism,” he says. In the age of Wikileaks and social media, important questions arise: To what extent should journalists be allowed to express an opinion and take a stance in their reporting, and which platforms will serve to inform us in the future?

Panelists:

Beuth, Patrick
Editor, ZEIT ONLINE, Germany

Gillmor, Dan
Professor of Digital Entrepreneurship and Media Literacy, ASU Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, also Author and Columnist for The Guardian, United States

Leidel, Steffen
Editor and Trainer, DW Akademie Digital, Germany

Rodríguez Pellecer, Martín
Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Nomada.gt, Guatemala

Shehabi, Dr. Ala`a
Co-Founder, Bahrain Watch, Bahrain/UK

Moderation:

Hank, Holger
Head DW Akademie Digital, Germany