DW Global Media Forum July 6-7, 2020: Pluralism. Populism. Journalism.
Never have there been more opportunities for free expression than there are now. But the downside to all that is that digital information can also open the floodgates to all manner of abuse, fake news and lies.
Digitisation has empowered countless people around the world to express themselves publicly with far greater ease. Anyone who has access to digital platforms can now share any sort of information completely independent of long-established media organizations, thus gaining direct access to national and global audiences.
There are certain influencers who even reach more users via YouTube, Instagram, Facebook or Twitter than many of the traditional media houses are able to. The advent of fast and cost-effective digital production and distribution methods has exponentially increased the diversity of globally available content and viewpoints. Read more...
The venue chosen for the DW Global Media Forum is the World Conference Center Bonn (WCCB), which is housed in the building that used to serve as Germany's lower house of parliament (Bundestag) until 1999. Other buildings in the neighborhood include several former and present government ministries.
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World Conference Center Bonn (WCCB)