The 2013 Global Media Forum in summary: Citizens as key drivers of change

If you missed any of the interesting panel discussions, workshops or speeches that took place at the 2013 Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum, „The Future of Growth – Economic Values and the Media“, it is now possbile to read through the recently published conference documentation, which summarizes most of the events.

Informative review

Spanning more than a hundred pages, the publication includes summaries of Deutsche Welle’s 60th anniversary ceremony, the two main podium discussions that took place on the second and third days of the conference, and all 50 workshops.

The many photographs illustrate the cultural diversity and inspiring international nature that characterized the three-day media congress from 17 – 19 June 2013.

A hot topic that attracted big crowds

The conference addressed extremely topical issues. Some 2,500 participants from more than 130 countries attended, demonstrating a resounding interest in the conflicting objectives of growth and sustainability in the age of globalization. With around 570 international journalists reporting, this forward-looking topic is clearly of great relevance to the media. While many questions were raised, one of the key messages provided them with a straight answer: „Citizens are the key drivers of change – if they are well informed.“

The 2014 Global Media Forum – Challenges for the Media

The 2014 Global Media Forum will dig even deeper into this process of change. The Internet has become a societal foundation for global communications, economics, science and politics. And it has increasingly opened the doors for millions of people to take part in the world well beyond their immediate communities.

The digital era has opened vast opportunities, but it also poses risks. Internet abuse takes many forms, such as cyber crime, and combating it is a challenge to both policy makers and business.
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The 2014 Global Media Forum will dig even deeper into this process of change. The Internet has become a societal foundation for global communications, economics, science and politics. And it has increasingly opened the doors for millions of people to take part in the world well beyond their immediate communities.

The digital era has opened vast opportunities, but it also poses risks. Internet abuse takes many forms, such as cyber crime, and combating it is a challenge to both policy makers and business.