Fruitful brainstorming about why and how to integrate media in post-MDGs at the EDD1328.11.13
More than 60 people attended this 27 November the GFMD and Deutsche Welle Akademie Lab Session “Capturing the potential of media in the post-2015 process” on the second day of this annual edition of the European Development Days in Brussels.
The attendants of this session were Media Development experts, researchers and policy makers other Development stakeholders. All took an active part to this session, conceived as a brainstorming about how to integrate the media in the post-MDGs. Mr James Deane from BBC Media Action highlighted the policy perspectives with his presentation “Freedom of Expression, Media and Development”. Ms Jeanette Minnie from Zambezi FoX and member of the Africa Steering Committee of the GFMD presented best practices and data linking media and Development with an african perspective “Old and new media development challenges in Africa” full presentation here Media_development_challenges_in_Africa_-_Jeanette_Minnie.pdf . Mr Douglas Arellanes from Source Fabric brought a fresh look on the Digital evolutions with “Open Code is Free Speech, an open source approach full presentation here Arellanes_EDD13_Presentation.pdf.
This session was moderated by Mr Patrick Leusch from Deutsche Welle Akademie who facilitated the interaction between speakers and the four working groups established during the session. The session was concluded with the inputs and comments from Mr Per Oesterlund from Danicom who reminded about the need focus on values when dealing with Development goals.
The GFMD will soon publish a full report of the session and is working on the strategic campaign on this topic with a core group of members and welcomes inputs.