Deutsche Welle: Public online voting has started for the KLICK! international photo competition. Deadline: May 30th, 2012

Public online voting has started for DW’s KLICK! photo competition. The ten finalist photos selected by the online community will be exhibited at this year’s Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum from 25 – 27 June in Bonn. Conference participants will pick the three top winners. The international competition reflects the theme of this year’s conference, “Culture. Education. Media – Shaping a Sustainable World”. To view the submitted photos and monitor voting progress, follow this link: WWW.DW-GMF.DE/KLICK.

At the three-day conference in June, more than 50 panel discussions and workshops will focus on media’s role in cultural diversity, education towards globalized ethics, new methods of learning, civic education and many other related topics. Among the many distinguished experts confirmed to speak are global justice philosopher and Yale University professor Thomas Pogge; Mahmoud Mohieldin, Managing Director of the World Bank Group; Professor Franz Josef Radermacher of Ulm University and a member of the Club of Rome; Mohamed Ibn Chambas, Secretary General of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States; Mikhail Shvydkoy, Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation; Jorge Sampaio, the United Nations High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations; and Trevor Ncube, Acting Chairman of the Commonwealth Press Union. German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle has also announced his attendance. DW expects more than 1,500 participants from around the world.

The Global Media Forum takes place under the patronage of the German Commission for UNESCO. Co-host is the Foundation for International Dialogue of the Sparkasse in Bonn. The convention is also supported by the German Federal Foreign Office, European Funds for Regional Development, the Minister of Federal Affairs, Europe and the Media of North Rhine-Westphalia, the city of Bonn, DHL, the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and the Fritz Thyssen Foundation.