The Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum
World Conference Center Bonn
53113 Bonn, Germany ( see map )
News and information are more immediate and omnipresent than ever before. How does that affect policy-makers’ actions and individuals’ personal roles in political communications?Multimedia diversity and digital connectivity have opened up new forms of political participation, such as e-government and e-diplomacy. While these can serve to lessen a growing alienation between citizens and politicians, they also raise serious questions: How can we ensure privacy protection, for example for informants? What role do whistleblowers play and what are the limits of freedom of the press and expression? And lastly, is there any conceivable means of ever reining in digital networking?
Member of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, United States
Berger, Prof. Guy
Director, Freedom of Expression and Media Development UNESCO, France
Journalist and Co-Founder, Democracy Now!, United States
Campaign Director, Avaaz, United States
Van de Laar, Julius
Independent Campaign and Strategy Consultant, Germany
Journalist and Presenter, Deutsche Welle, Germany
The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard honored...