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07/11/2019 - 08/11/2019

The digital revolution has radically altered the ways in which we communicate with each other and gather information. Social media platforms have created a complex information ecosystem that is both a blessing and a curse for free and independent media outlets. Digital technologies have created unprecedented opportunities for reporting and distributing journalistic content. For many, digital innovations hold enormous potential to remake the media landscape. At the same time, in this new age of misinformation and disinformation, traditional media outlets are increasingly under threat, as members of populist movements attack their credibility in digital spaces. With the destruction of their traditional business models, free and independent media outlets are now struggling to survive. The digital revolution is far from over: Driven by technological innovation, it appears to be accelerating.

• How can media development succeed in this context?
• What are the most pressing challenges?
• What new approaches look promising?
• Where should media development be innovating?
• Where should it focus on continuity?

The 2019 FoME Symposium, organised by DW-Akademie and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung aims to rethink media development with a focus on new actors, new technologies, and strategies and issues.

Full information about the symposium can be found here.



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