[FoME] FoME Symposium 2013: "BRICS and their Evolving Role in Developing Media Markets", Oct. 10-11, Berlin

Kaesgen Christiane (Bosch-Stiftung) christiane.kaesgen at bosch-stiftung.de
Mi Aug 28 16:44:56 CEST 2013


Robert Bosch Stiftung and the "Forum Medien und Entwicklung" (FoME)
invite you to the FoME Symposium 2013:

Promoting Alternative Views in a Multipolar World:
BRICS and their Evolving Role in Developing Media Markets

October 10-11, 2013, Berlin

Thursday, October 10, 2013; 9 h - 17.30 h 
Friday October 11, 2013; 9 h - 14 h
Venue: Robert Bosch Stiftung, Französische Straße 32, 10117 Berlin

Please register until Monday, September 30, 2013.
For program information and registration, please visit the following link:
The conference language will be English.

In the course of their economic expansion, the emergent powers around the globe have also recognized the value of soft power in international relations. Especially the BRICS countries, Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, are no longer leaving the field of global communications to Western nations, but, on the Internet and on television screens, are taking an active role in controlling the sovereignty of interpretation over political and social discourses. The media are a critical factor in making a country's national perspective known, influencing the quality of international relations, and asserting national interests:

*	As part of their public diplomacy, the Chinese and Russian governments pursue the targeted expansion of information broadcasting stations in countries that are of strategic interest to them. 
*	China is additionally involved, particularly in Africa, in media development cooperation in the form of media training and collaboration, journalistic informational tours, and technological investments.
*	The private film and television industries of India and Brazil have gained a firm position in the programming of many national television networks - especially in developing and transition nations - influencing the media and public-opinion market and, by way of their cultural products, impinging on societal debates. 

The FoME Symposium 2013 illuminates aspects of these more recent developments:

*	On what premises do the rising global powers become active in the media markets in developing and transition countries? 
*	What are their strategies and concepts, what journalistic standards are imparted, and how are new actors perceived in the target countries? 
*	How do the national media of the target nations, Western governments, and civil society organizations react to the increasingly competitive environment of media development cooperation?

With Herman Wasserman (South Africa), Alexey Dolinskiy (Russia), Anbin Shi (China), Daya Thussu (GB/India), Joseph Straubhaar (USA) et al.

We look forward to welcoming you in Berlin!

Contact for organisation and logistics:
Nina Otte-Witte
fomesymposium2013 at gmail.com 

Contact at the Robert Bosch Stiftung:
Christiane Käsgen
Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH
Heidehofstr. 31
70184 Stuttgart
Tel: +49 (0) 711/460 84-684
Fax: +49 (0) 711/460 84-10684
christiane.kaesgen at bosch-stiftung.de

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