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The Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum

Bonn, Germany

July 01, 2014 | Tuesday | 9:30 am

World Conference Center Bonn

Platz der Vereinten Nationen 2,
53113 Bonn, Germany ( see map )
Global and participatory: Political opinion-making in the digital age

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?


Armstrong, Matthew
Member of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, United States

Berger, Prof. Guy
Director, Freedom of Expression and Media Development UNESCO, France

Goodman, Amy
Journalist and Co-Founder, Democracy Now!, United States

Ruby-Sachs, Emma
Campaign Director, Avaaz, United States

Van de Laar, Julius
Independent Campaign and Strategy Consultant, Germany


Pareigis, Jana
Journalist and Presenter, Deutsche Welle, Germany

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Amy Goodman

Amy Goodman is the host and executive producer of Democracy Now!, a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program airing on over 1,200 public television and radio stations worldwide. Time Magazine named Democracy Now! its “Pick of the Podcasts,” along with NBC’s Meet the Press.

Goodman is the first journalist to receive the Right...