[FoME] Save the Date: FoME Symposium 2016 on media and conflict

Anja Wollenberg wollenberg at mict-international.org
Mo Jun 13 10:58:52 CEST 2016

Save the date: FoME Symposium 3-4 November 2016, Berlin

Observer, Agitator, Target – Media and media asssistance in fragile contexts

The increasing impact of media-conflict-interactions has prompted the
German “Forum Media and Development” (fome.info) to dedicate this year’s
FoME Symposium to challenges of media assistance and media development
in countries affected by armed conflict and instability. One aim is to
evaluate existing concepts and to develop new approaches for media
assistance in crisis-riven and fragile countries. Furthermore, the event
will foster exchange between academic researchers and those engaged in
the practice of media development.The International Communication
section of the German Communication Association is hence included as
partner in the process of planning and implementing the event.

The following topics will be subject to discussion:

• Challenges of fragile statehood for media and media assistance
• Measuring the impact of media and conflict reporting on conflict
• Ethical dilemmas for journalists and media development actors in
conflict societies
• The role of media in reconciliation and transitional justice
• Information verification and Open Source intelligence
• Safety and protection of journalists in conflict zones

Besides presentations and discussions the conference will include a
Media Development Coaching Session and a Practitioner Roundtable.

The FoME-Symposium is organized and hosted by MiCT
(mict-international.org). It will take place on the 3rd and 4th of
November, 2016 at the Robert Bosch Stiftung (Französische Strasse 32,
10117 Berlin). The admission fee is 50,00 EUR (including lunch on both
days). If you would like to attend, please register with Lara Eckstein
at MiCT (Eckstein at mict-international.org). Detailed information will be
available from August 15th at www.fome.info.

Speakers are (among others):
Chris Böhme, Chief Architect Maltego, Paterva
James Deane, Director of Policy and Learning, BBC Media Action
Ines Drefs, Research Associate MeCoDEM, Hamburg University
Pierre Hazan, Consultant Fondation Hirondelle
Altaf Khan, Head of Journalistic Department at University of Peshawar /
Co-founder Competence and Trauma Center for Journalists (CTCJ),Pakistan
Oleg Khomenok, Global Investigative Journalism Network  / Co-founder of
Jad Melki, Associate Professor Journalism and Media Studies at the
Lebanese American University
Devra Moehler, Media Researcher, former Assistance Professor at the
Annenberg School of Communication
Roger Niyigena, Project Director Ejo Youth Echo, Rwanda
Carola Richter, Professor of Media and Communication Studies at the Free
University Berlin
Maria Teresa Ronderos, Director of the Open Society Program on
Independent Journalism with Open Society Foundation
Gamal Soltan, Associate Professor at the American University of Cairo /
Research Associate MeCoDEM
Katrin Voltmer, Professor of Communication and Democracy at the
University of Leeds / Principal Investigator MeCoDEM
Michael Wegener, Head Content Center, ARD News

Christoph Dietz, FoME Coordinator / Deputy Executive Director, CAMECO
Friederike von Franqué, Chair and CEO, IDEM
Sofie Jannusch, Desk for Asia and Eastern Europe, CAMECO
Christian Mihr, Director, Reporter Without Borders Germany
Isabel Rodde, Cross Sectoral Programme Human Rights, GIZ
Christoph Spurk, Media Institute of Applied Media Studies, Zurich
University of Applied Sciences ZHAW
Anja Wollenberg, Head of Research and Development, MiCT

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