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Tuesday, September 20
 

09:30

OPENING CEREMONY
Opening statements by IPC Chairman, UMN Rector, Indonesia's Minister of Communication, GFMD Chairman, and GFMD Executive Director.

Moderators
avatar for Ayman Mhanna

Ayman Mhanna

Executive Director, Global Forum for Media Development
Ayman Mhanna is Executive Director of the Global Forum for Media Development, a network of 200 media development and journalism assistance organisations. He is also the director of the Beirut-based Samir Kassir Foundation (since 2011), the leading press freedom NGO in the Levant. He served as Senior Program Officer for the National Democratic Institute (2007-2011), lectured in the Master’s program of Saint Joseph University’s... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Ninok Leksono

Dr. Ninok Leksono

Rector, Universitas Multimedia Nusantara
Dr. Ninok Leksono is the Rector of Universitas Multimedia Nusantara (UMN), Indonesia. Prior to this he was a Senior Editor at Kompas as well as a Senior Editor of Space flight magazine. He had also served as Editor-in-Chief of Kompas.com. Apart from his career as a journalist he was a member of the Indonesian Press Council from 2013-2016. He holds a Masters degree from the University of London and a PhD from the University of Indonesia and has... Read More →
avatar for Yosef Adi Prasetyo

Yosef Adi Prasetyo

Chairman, Indonesian Press Council
Yosef Adi Prasetyo is currently the Chairman of the Indonesian Press Council and was the Vice-Chairman and Commissioner of the National Commission on Human Rights. He is a frequent speaker at various seminars, trainings and forums both locally, nationally and internationally, especially on the topic of media, journalism, conflict resolution, violence, human rights, and security sector reform. During 2000-2005, he had become a member of... Read More →
avatar for H. E. Rudiantara

H. E. Rudiantara

Minister of Communications and Information, Department of Communication and Information of Indonesia
H. E. Rudiantara, Indonesia, is the Minister for Communication and Information Technology. He has a Bachelor’s degree in statistics from Bandung’s Padjadjaran University and a MBA from the Indonesian Institute for Management Development. He has served on all of Indonesia’s main mobile carriers, including as general manager for business development at Indosat, director of Telkomsel, and as director of corporate affairs at XL... Read More →
avatar for Leon Willems

Leon Willems

Director of Policies and Programmes, Free Press Unlimited.org
Leon Willems, Netherlands, is the Director of Free Press Unlimited, a leading press freedom organisation active in more than 30 countries and focusing on conflict reporting, safety for journalists, investigative journalism, gender and youth and media. He is also the Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD). In this role he is working towards enhancing the impact of media development, by creating... Read More →


Tuesday September 20, 2016 09:30 - 10:45
Function Hall

10:45

Energizer Talk
Speakers
avatar for Khadija Ismayilova

Khadija Ismayilova

Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty
Khadija Ismayilova is an Azerbaijani investigative journalist and a radio show host for the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. She holds a degree in philology from Baku State University. Khadija Ismayilova worked for the Russian-language newspaper Zerkalo, the English-language Caspian Business News, and Voice of America. For about two years Khadija Ismayilova was heading the RFE/RL Baku Bureau and stepped down in 2010 to focus on reporting... Read More →


Tuesday September 20, 2016 10:45 - 11:00
Function Hall

11:00

Coffee break
Tuesday September 20, 2016 11:00 - 11:30
Lobby A

11:30

How media and access to information and fundamental freedoms (16.10) can enable the achievement of other sustainable development goals?

For the first time, a provision to ensure access to information and the protection of fundamental freedoms has been included in the global development goals that 193 countries have signed on to. But how the media and media development community, work with the broader development community, civil society actors, as well as donors and decision makers to ensure that Goal 16.10 is realized and placed at the core of efforts to achieve the other sustainable development goals? Should media itself play a role in pushing for the SDGs and Goal 16.10? A panel of experts representing the UN, CSO sector, media practitioners and donor community provide their perspectives on the role of media and access to information and specifically Goal 16.10 as an enabler of the other goals.

Rapporteur for the session: Rohan Jayasekara, Director, Vivarta


Moderators
avatar for Jesper Højberg

Jesper Højberg

Executive Director, International Media Support
Jesper Højberg is the Executive Director of International Media Support, an international, Denmark-based organisation that works with media in countries affected by armed conflict, human insecurity and political transition. In 2001, Jesper Højberg set up IMS in the wake of the Rwanda genocide which now works across four continents to strengthen professional journalism and ensure that media and media workers can operate under challenging... Read More →

Speakers
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Emmy Hafild

Human Rights and Climate Change Advocate
Emmy Hafild has more than 22 years of experience in leading environmental movements in Indonesia and is an environmental and governance specialist. After pursuing a degree in agronomy from the Bogor Agricultural University in 1982, she joined the Green Indonesia Foundation, and by 1985 had become active in the Indonesian Forum for the Environment (known by its Indonesian acronym WALHI).
avatar for David Holmertz

David Holmertz

Counsellor, Embassy of Sweden Section Office in Yangon
David Holmertz is currently holding the position as Counsellor at the Embassy of Sweden Section Office in Yangon, where he is responsible for parts of the Swedish development cooperation in relation to Myanmar, including efforts to developing a conducive environment where free and independent media can evolve and be sustained. He has been working with development cooperation in different capacities at the Swedish International Development Agency... Read More →
avatar for Phil Matsheza

Phil Matsheza

Regional Cluster Leader, Governance and Peacebuilding (UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub)
Phil Matsheza is the Regional Cluster leader for Governance and Peacebuilding in UNDP’s Bangkok Regional Hub in Thailand. Mr. Matsheza brings over 30 years of experience that includes diplomatic service, Civil Society, and the UN. He leads a team of advisors in providing advisory and programme support to countries in the Asia-Pacific region as well as an interdisciplinary task team at the regional Hub on Extractive Industries. He was... Read More →
avatar for Meidyatama Suryodiningrat

Meidyatama Suryodiningrat

President Director, Antara
Meidyatama Suryodiningrat is the President Director of Antara, The Indonesian National News Agency since January 2016. He was the former Editor-in-Chief of The Jakarta Post for 6 years as well a member of the Board of Directors of PT. Bina Media Tenggara (publisher of The Post). With a background in journalism spanning 18 years he continues to write op-ed pieces, columns and essays on a wide range of subjects focusing on issues related to... Read More →



Tuesday September 20, 2016 11:30 - 13:00
Function Hall

13:00

Lunch
Tuesday September 20, 2016 13:00 - 14:00
Lobby A

14:00

A2I Champ: Right to Know Campaign (South Africa)

The Right2Know campaign was born out of the need to challenge the Protection of Information Bill which was introduced in the South African parliament in 2010. The ‘Secrecy Bill’ as it was popularly known served to considerably extend the powers of the government, restrict freedom of information, and impose harsh penalties on activists, journalists, whistleblowers or anyone who attempted to release such information into the public domain. Asking the question ‘Who will guard the guardians?” the campaign gained the momentum of a national movement mobilising 3500 people in Cape Town and a similar number in Durban and Johannesburg. Celebrating nearly half a decade of the fight for freedom of expression and transparency the campaign highlights how vigilant civil society organisation can foster civic participation through effective community engagement.


Speakers
avatar for Karabo Rajuili

Karabo Rajuili

Right2Know
Karabo Rajuili, South Africa, serves on the media freedom and access to information focus groups of the Right2Know campaign, a public advocacy campaign for information rights and media freedom in South Africa. Right2Know has been at the forefront of the challenge against the proposed Secrecy Bill, which threatened free flows of information in South Africa. More recent R2K campaigns have included a focus on internet censorship legislation and... Read More →


Tuesday September 20, 2016 14:00 - 14:30
C301

14:00

Safeguarding journalists in high risk zones: The International Declaration on the Protection of Journalists

The International Press Institute (IPI), in cooperation with the Al Jazeera Media Network, the International News Safety Institute (INSI) and the Africa Media Initiative (AMI), worked together to draft the International Declaration on the Protection of Journalists, which summarises international principles related to the protection of journalists operating in dangerous environments, emphasising the responsibilities of states to guarantee journalist safety and combat impunity, and highlights steps and remedies that media organisations and journalists should consider in order to strive for greater safety. The Declaration was a result of global efforts to promote a culture of safety within the media industry both by raising awareness among journalists about international standards in this area as well as by encouraging best practices in the newsroom for protecting journalists and media staff on dangerous assignments or working in hostile environments.

Rapporteur for the session: Evelien Wijkstra, Policy and Advocacy Officer, Free Press Unlimited.


Speakers
avatar for Dr. Hassan Saeed Elmogummer Taha

Dr. Hassan Saeed Elmogummer Taha

Head of Partnerships and Research, Aljazeera Media Network
Dr. Hassan Saeed Elmogummer Taha studied at the Faculty of Law at the University of Khartoum and obtained an MA from the International University of Africa, and a PhD from the University of Juba. He co-founded the Public Liberties and Human Rights Section at Aljazeera Media Network in November 2008, and witnessed its development, as it became a Department and then a Center of Public Liberties and Human Rights, where he is currently the Head of... Read More →



Tuesday September 20, 2016 14:00 - 14:30
C302

14:00

MENA Coordination- MedMedia Project

The EU-funded MedMedia project is working to develop a strategy aimed at improving coordination and facilitating better communication between donors and media development agencies in the MENA region. During this session, MedMedia will invite participants to consider a proposal to create an expert group which could engage with the donor community and provide regular insight into the needs and priorities of media stakeholders. The purpose of the session is two-fold: to garner support for the initiative and to agree on the group’s profile and operating framework.

Rapporteur for the session: Meriam Bahri, Assistant Project Manager, MedMedia.


Moderators
avatar for Aida Al-Kaisy

Aida Al-Kaisy

Media Reform Advisor, BBC Media Action
Aida Al-Kaisy is a Media Reform Advisor at BBC Media Action and has worked extensively on media development projects across the MENA region including in Iraq and Jordan. She is currently working on an EU funded project called MedMedia, focusing on issues related to youth engagement in media and the coordination of media development communities in MENA amongst other things. She holds a Masters degree in Anthropology and is completing a PhD at... Read More →


Tuesday September 20, 2016 14:00 - 15:30
Meeting Room, Building A

14:00

Media literacy matters: A hands-on workshop
Fighting hate speech and propaganda, cyber-bullying or radicalization are becoming synonymous of media literacy. Educating audiences could become a new “silver bullet” of media development. But MIL programs cannot be improvised. In this practical session, MIL professionals and academics will outline the basics of curriculum development and work with participants on concrete cases.

Moderators
avatar for Patrick Leusch

Patrick Leusch

Managing Director Global Media Forum, Deutsche Welle
Patrick H. Leusch is Managing Director of the Global Media Forum, the global conference on media and foreign policy, organized annually by Deutsche Welle. He also is CEO of the DW Media Services GmbH, a company owned by Deutsche Welle. Prior to that he was Head International Relations of DW Akademie, a world leading media development organization. Patrick was responsible for the organization’s advocacy activities as well as international... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Javier Castaños

Javier Castaños

General Coordinator, Foundation for Journalism (FPP)
Javier Castaños is a journalist, and a specialist in media training course content creation in Bolivia. He is currently General Coordinator of the Foundation for Journalism (FPP) and responsible for development of FPP's nationwide "Media Literacy" program with public schools. He  is also Vice President of the Association of Journalists of La Paz, a key institution advocating for press freedom and access to information.
avatar for Renán Estenssoro

Renán Estenssoro

Executive Director, Fundación para el Periodismo
Renán Estenssoro is journalist and videomaker. He studied a degree in Social Communication at the Universidad Anahuac in Mexico. He began his career at the newspaper Presencia and has been National News Director of ATB Network, General Manager of Empresa Nacional de Television Boliviana and now is the executive director of the Fundación para el Periodismo. He is former president of the Association of Journalists of La Paz and the... Read More →
avatar for Harinder Pal Singh Kalra

Harinder Pal Singh Kalra

Professor, Department of Library and Information Science, Punjabi University
Dr. Harinder Pal Singh Kalra is Professor in Department of Library and Information Science (LIS) at Punjabi University, Patiala (India). He has 23 years experience in teaching & research, and practice of librarianship and information work. He has taught various courses in LIS including Information, Communication, and Society; Information and Literature Survey in Social Sciences; Reference & Information Sources and Services; and... Read More →
avatar for Chido Onumah

Chido Onumah

Coordinator, African Centre for Media & Information Literacy
Chido Onumah (www.chidoonumah.com), Canada, has worked for over two decades as a journalist, rights activist and media trainer in Nigeria, Ghana, Canada, India, the USA, and the Caribbean. He has been involved for more than a decade in media training for professional journalists as well as promoting media and information literacy in Africa. He is currently a doctoral candidate in Communication and Journalism at the Autonomous University of... Read More →
avatar for Zhaneta Trajkoska

Zhaneta Trajkoska

Director, School of Journalism and Public Relations
Zhaneta Trajkoska, Macedonia, studied Journalism at the University of St. Cyril and Methodius in Skopje before completing her Master Degree in Communication and Management for Cultural Policies‚ at LUMSA, Rome, Italy. She holds PhD in political science from the University of St. Cyril and Methodius, Faculty of Law‚ Justinian Prima‚ Skopje, Macedonia. She is the Director of the School of Journalism and Public Relations and Senior Lecturer... Read More →



Tuesday September 20, 2016 14:00 - 15:30
C308

14:00

Success factors of Asian media organizations

Media systems around the world are unique in terms of the historical continuum of their development. Yet, while the circumstances of their origin and evolution might have been different, the values they stand for and strive towards remains the same with regard to their unwavering fidelity to the reporting of true and factual information and the freedom to express, inform, and make governments accountable to their citizens. This panel will discuss the most important success stories of the media sector in Southeast Asia and the values that have driven the success. It will enquire about what makes journalism in this part of the world special, what lessons can be shared with other regions, and what can nascent media organisations in other parts of the world learn from them.


Moderators
avatar for Desi Anwar

Desi Anwar

Senior Anchor and Journalist, CNN Indonesia
Desi Anwar, Indonesia, is currently a Senior Anchor and Journalist with CNN Indonesia based in Jakarta where she hosts a daily programme ‘Insight with Desi Anwar’. Prior to this she was a Senior Journalist/Talk Show Host at Metro TV, Jakarta, where she produced the talk show 'Face2Face with Desi Anwar.'​ The program featured many prominent international personalities like The Dalai Lama, Sir Richard Branson, Richard Gere, George... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Premesh Chandran

Premesh Chandran

Chief Executive Officer, Malaysiakini.com
Premesh is the co-founder and CEO of Malaysiakini.com, the most popular news site in Malaysia, reaching over 10 million readers in English, Malay, Chinese and Tamil. He holds a degree in Physics and a Masters degree in International Studies. He is also a recipient of the TED Fellowship and Asia Foundation Fellowship, both in 2010. He was named Malaysia’s ‘Media Personality of 2012’ by the Association of Accredited... Read More →
avatar for Bambang Harymurti

Bambang Harymurti

Editor-in-Chief, Tempo
Bambang Harymurti, Indonesia, is the Editor-in-Chief of Tempo Weekly news magazine and Tempo Daily Newspaper. Mr. Harymurti holds his MPA from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and his BS in electrical engineering from the Institute of Technology Bandung. He has been an Alfred Friendly Free Press Fellow, a Fulbright Fellow, a New Generation Fellow at the East West Center, an Edward S. Mason Fellow, and a Foreign... Read More →
avatar for Maria Ressa

Maria Ressa

CEO and Executive Director, Rappler
Maria Ressa, Philippines, has been a journalist in Asia for more than 30 years. She has worked for two decades as CNN’s Bureau Chief in Manila then Jakarta. During her time as CNN’s lead investigative reporter on terrorism is South-East Asia she wrote “Seeds of Terror: An Eyewitness Account of al-Qaeda’s Newest Center of Operations in Southeast Asia”, published by Free Press in 2003. In 1987 she founded the... Read More →
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Krishna Sen

Dean, Faculty of Arts, The University of Western Australia
Krishna Sen, Australia, is an internationally recognised scholar of contemporary Indonesian and media studies. She is the Dean of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Western Australia (UWA). She has held teaching and research positions at Murdoch and Curtin Universities, and was the Executive Director for Humanities and Creative Arts at the Australian Research Council in Canberra, prior to her position at UWA. Krishna is a Fellow of the... Read More →


Tuesday September 20, 2016 14:00 - 15:30
Function Hall

14:00

Linking Research & Practice 1: Creating networks and communities of practice around media development research

In this interactive session we invite researchers and practitioners to share critical questions and research needs, with the goal of identifying new opportunities to collaboratively improve our work. A round of speed networking will help us get to know each other’s strengths, interests, needs, and priorities. We will then then break into small groups to focus on select key research questions, for example, on how to do better research to track progress on and impact of SDG 16.10. We will also outline action plans for research on these questions. Break out groups will be led by Susan Abbott, independent consultant; Ioana Avadani, Executive Director, Center for Independent Journalism, Romania; Ines Drefs, Research Associate, MeCoDEM, Germany; Dr. Inaya Rakhmani, Director, Communication Research Centre, Universitas Indonesia;  and Diana Senghor, Director General, Panos Institute West Africa.

This session is linked to Leveraging M&E Data for Understanding Media Development's Impact: Setting Stage for a Collaborative, Cross-Organizational Research. You are welcome to join either or both of the sessions.

Both sessions build on the momentum of the recent CIMA workshop, "Media and the Development Challenge: New Frontiers in Media Development Research,” which brought together scholars and practitioners to discuss the foundations of the media development field, identify gaps in research, and explore ways that the global academic community and media development practitioners can collaborate more effectively to strengthen media development approaches and outcomes.

Rapporteur for the session: Adam Saffer, Assistnat Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Speakers
avatar for Tara Susman-Peña

Tara Susman-Peña

Senior Technical Advisor, IREX
Tara Susman-Peña, USA, currently manages implementation projects for IREX's Information & Media practice in Mozambique and Guatemala, and advises on learning for a project in Syria. She is also a part of IREX's Center for Applied Learning and Impact, designing IREX's media strategy, rethinking the Media Sustainability Index, and leading research on media literacy, among other topics. Based in Washington, DC, she is also a lecturer at George... Read More →



Tuesday September 20, 2016 14:00 - 15:30
C305

14:30

A2I Champ: J. Fresly (National Information Commission, Indonesia)
Indonesia’s Central Information Commission (KIP) and President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo urged all public institutions, public sector companies, including local administrations to provide more public access to their information. In order to encourage more public institutions to provide access to information KIP instituted a system of recognition and reward for those institutions and companies who showed outstanding achievement in this regard. Aimed at fostering a culture of mutual trust between the government and its citizenry it sought to promote a more active citizenship by increasing governmental transparency and accountability. The purpose was not just to make government activities more transparent and accountable but also to promote a system of government that is more responsive to the needs of its citizens by enabling an active dialogue between them.

Speakers
avatar for John Fresly

John Fresly

Chairman, National Information Commission
John Fresly, Indonesia, is the Chairman of the National Information Commission in Indonesia. He is also a Researcher at the Institute of Legal Studies and Technology, Indonesia. He completed his LL.M in International Law at the Niigata University in Japan and now a Phd candidate at Brawijaya University, Indonesia. He is also the Vice-Chairman of the Centre for Freedom of Information’s International Advisory Board. He has spoken at many... Read More →


Tuesday September 20, 2016 14:30 - 15:00
C301

14:30

Coding empowers people: Code for Africa

Open data and Open Government help to empower citizens by increasing government transparency and thereby accountability. However, much of the empowering potential of this civic technology gets lost in translation as activist/ lobbyist led initiatives to enhance good governance and improve government service delivery to citizens. They cease to be participatory and do not seek to develop citizen’s capabilities to be actively engaged in unleashing this immense potential. Code for Africa adopts a capabilities approach led by grassroots citizen organisations and mass media. Their objectives and priorities include making data digitally available and fostering the development of skills and toolkits to enable the ordinary citizen to take advantage of open data. They do this by brining together pioneers who are already supporting data training ranging from institutional partners like the World Bank, industry associations like the International Centre for Journalists, corporate partners like Google and grassroots user-groups such as Hacks/ Hackers. They also sponsor individual change agents through their Data Fellowship and support citizen-driven toolkits and services that demonstrate pragmatic potential.

Rapporteur for the session: Laurent Giacobino, Project Director, Internews.


Speakers
avatar for Justin Arenstein

Justin Arenstein

Director, Code for Africa



Tuesday September 20, 2016 14:30 - 15:00
C307

15:00

Latest in Fundraising: Press Start
Press Start is the first crowdfunding platform designed specifically to support independent journalism in developing and transitional countries. Investigative journalism is often stymied due to funding constraints. Press Start attempts to make sure that there are no voices that are silenced due to want of funds. Launched with a grant from Google’s Digital News Initiative and Innovation Fund they have initiated their first crowdfunding campaign for group of outstanding and award-winning journalists from Armenia, Congo, Honduras, Lebanon and Macedonia. They are also on the lookout for highly talented journalists, in any language, who might benefit from Press Start.

Rapporteur for the session: Natalia Merchan, Fundraising and Donor Relations Officer, Free Press Unlimited.

Speakers
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Jeremy Druker

Founder and CEO, Press Start
Jeremy Druker is the Executive Director of Transitions (TOL), a media development organization that has a mission of improving the quality of journalism in Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans, and the states of the former Soviet Union. He is editor in chief of TOL's flagship publication, Transitions Online, which covers the 30 countries of the post-communist region. Jeremy is also the founder and CEO of Press Start, the first global... Read More →



Tuesday September 20, 2016 15:00 - 15:30
C306

15:30

Coffee break
Tuesday September 20, 2016 15:30 - 16:00
Lobby A & Building C, Third Floor

16:00

18:30

Dinner sponsored by Telkomsel
Tuesday September 20, 2016 18:30 - 20:00
Building C (Canteen), UMN
 
Wednesday, September 21
 

09:00

Builing better cities: Qlue

Qlue is a crime reporting application developed by Smart City Jakarta which works under the aegis of the Department of Communication, Informatics, and Public Relations of the Jakarta Capital City Government. The purpose is to develop Jakarta into a smarter city by improving accountability, good governance, and public service delivery. Qlue is citizen services app that allows citizens to monitor and report public services. Over time Qlue has grown more than just a complaint mechanism. It has become the platform through which citizens can access real-time information on traffic and transportation, healthcare, safety, education, and entertainment. It is also being used as platform that can offer directions to the nearest police station, hospital, or sightseeing spot. Qlue offers an illustrative example of how user practices can amplify the opportunities offered by technological initiatives.


Speakers
avatar for Setiaji

Setiaji

Head of Jakarta Smart City, Department of Communication, Information & Public Relation
Setiaji, Indonesia, is the Head of Jakarta Smart City Management Unit of the Communications, Information and Public Relations Division of the Jakarta Capital City Government. His unit has the responsibility to provide updated information about Jakarta and the management of information through Jakarta's official portals (jakarta.go.id and smartcity.jakarta.go.id). He has succeeded in building and developing Jakarta Smart City Lounge. He started... Read More →


Wednesday September 21, 2016 09:00 - 09:30
C301

09:00

Circumventing Legal Threats, OCCRP

The threats in many countries are changing as investigative and other journalists seek to report on people in money and power. Increasingly, powerful persons are using legal threats, misinformation, spying and other tools to threaten media and stop them from reporting critically on them. Self censorship has never been higher as an increasingly fragile media face entrenched monied and powerful interests. OCCRP will talk about how they handle the increasingly hostile legal environment and efforts that are underway by OCCRP and other organizations to build systems to handle the next great threat to journalism.


Speakers
avatar for Drew Sullivan

Drew Sullivan

Editor, Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP)
Drew Sullivan, USA, co-founded the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Program (OCCRP) where he now serves as editor-in-chief. He is a journalist and social entrepreneur who founded the Center for Investigative Reporting in Bosnia-Herzegovina in 2004 as well as the Journalism Development Network, an innovative media development organization with programs worldwide. He is the recipient of the European Press Prize, the Daniel Pearl Award... Read More →


Wednesday September 21, 2016 09:00 - 09:30
C302

09:00

Women at the helm

This session highlights the important role women play in media and journalism. The three speakers bring forth their diverse and extensive experiences in training women journalists, heading top media houses, and scaling newer heights. Since each of the speakers come from geographically diverse places they bring forth their unique perspectives of how gender dynamics play out in the regions they have lived and worked. They will speak about the future of women in media and journalism by highlighting the successes of women in this field as well the challenges and constraints women in this profession continue to face.

Rapporteur for the session: Dessi Damianova, Program Manager South and Southeast Asia, Free Press Unlimited.


Moderators
avatar for Laurent Allary

Laurent Allary

Advisor to the General Manager, CFI
Laurent Allary is an advisor to the General Manager at CFI, the French media cooperation agency. In his position, he has contributed to restructuring the company around the official development assistance mandate of the French government. CFI works around 4 major fields of activity to promote good governance through improved media production: pluralism and freedom of expression, economic viability of media companies, promotion of the Millenium... Read More →

Speakers
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rana1

Director, Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism
Rana Sabbagh, Jordan, is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ), the Amman based media support network promoting investigative journalism in nine Arab countries. In 28 years of professional experience in the Middle East, she has served as editor of the Jordan Times and was the first woman to run a political daily newspaper in the region. She was the former Reuters correspondent in Jordan and... Read More →
avatar for Hermien Kleden

Hermien Kleden

Chief Editor, Tempo English Weekly
Hermien Kleden, Indonesia, is the Chief Editor of Tempo English Weekly. She is also a senior journalist with the Tempo Media Group and a member of the Tempo Newsroom Executive Board. She has over 28 years of experience in journalism and is the recipient of SK Trimurti Award, 2009 for her contribution to press freedom as result of her investigative reports and efforts towards the education of young journalists. She graduated from the Faculty of... Read More →



Wednesday September 21, 2016 09:00 - 10:30
Lecture Hall

09:00

DWA-CIMA Asia consultation: Beyond media development - Session 1

This session brings together a broad range of different experts from the field of media and media development from various Asian countries. The idea is to facilitate a mutli-stakeholder dialogue on the role media play in Asia’s societies, the problems media face and create as well as possible solutions for these challenges. The interplay between the governance environment and the media sector has long been recognized. In this session, the participants look at negative and positive dynamics between the media sector and the wider political, economic, and cultural context. The questions are: Which strategies in media development are needed to tackle the problems in the different countries and regions of the continent? How can the international development community in general and, more specifically, media development organizations and their partners respond to related challenges?

This session builds on a global consultation process initiated in 2015 by DW Akademie and the Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA) under the title “Media Development and the Governance Debate: Reframing the agenda”. This process has included consultations in Bonn, Washington and Bogotá so far – and has involved numerous institutional partners, in particular in Latin America. In Jakarta, new publications from this broader initiative will be presented.

In the exchanges challenges, needs and possibilities for further action are identified. In order to be able to achieve concrete results the session is limited to 20-25 participants from Asia which will be invited individually. The results of this half-day workshop will be presented in a panel discussion open to all participants of the conference (see session 2, on the next day).

Rapporteur for the session: Paul Rothman, Assistant Partnerships Officer, Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA) at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED).


Moderators
avatar for Jan Lublinski

Jan Lublinski

Head Research and Evaluation, DW Akademie
Jan Lublinski, Germany, is the Head of Research and Evaluation in the Department of Strategy and Consulting Services at DW Akademie, Germany. He is a freelance science journalist, trainer and consultant based in Bonn. He is engaged in monitoring and evaluation, media development, capacity development, journalism research, and science journalism. Since 2006 he has been working for the mentoring program SjCOOP which supports science journalists... Read More →
avatar for Mark Nelson

Mark Nelson

Senior Director, CIMA
Mark Nelson, USA, is the Senior Director at the Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA). He is a former journalist and development specialist who has written extensively on aid effectiveness, governance and the role of media in development. He joined CIMA from the World Bank, where he spent 17 years as a governance and capacity development expert. Before moving to Washington in 2004, he spent eight years in Paris as head of the World... Read More →

Wednesday September 21, 2016 09:00 - 10:30
Meeting Room, Building A

09:00

Putting SDG 16.10 into practice: GFMD simulation game

The GFMD Simulation Game is designed as “serious fun”: to show how the access-to-information commitment in the UN’s new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) could actually affect local media, national development, and the public’s right to know. The game is timely: in a few months’ time the UN General Assembly will adopt official measurements to monitor countries’ progress on the SDGs, one of which is expected to be the “adoption and implementation” of a national access to information law. Through this game GFMD hopes to raise awareness about the SDGs and their relevance to media and access to information, help prepare media and civil society to aid national implementation of the SDGs, stimulate thinking about the interaction between media, NGOs, aid agencies and governments, examine country-level challenges and mechanisms for public access to information, and get further feedback on the game to refine it for future use in forums and workshops.


Speakers
avatar for Fackson Banda

Fackson Banda

Programme Specialist, UNESCO
Fackson Banda, Zambia, is the programme specialist for UNESCO’s International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC). He is the winner of 2008 MISA Press Freedom Award and is the SAB LTD-UNESCO Chair of Media and Democracy in the School of Journalism and Media Studies at Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa. A scholar of African political thought and media, he has published in the areas of postcolonial theory and... Read More →
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Pinkie Chan

Regional Network and Partnership Support Manager, East-West Management Institute, Open Development Initiative
Hi! I'm Pinkie. I'm an open data advocate and practitioner, data journalism aficionado, and education advocate. I'm enthusiastic about building communities to catalyze open data culture and civic technology to create social, environmental, and economic values. Currently, I'm supporting Open Development Initiative to build a network of organizations co-managing a common open data and open knowledge platform. We support transparent sharing and... Read More →
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Caroline Giraud

Programmes & Policy Manager, GFMD
Caroline Giraud, France, is the Programmes and Policy Manager for the Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD). She has 15 years of experience in media support and human rights. She has previously worked as Europe and Eurasia researcher for Reporters Without Borders moving on to Internews Europe where she worked for 7 years on project management, fundraising and external communications. As a consultant she advises clients on donor relations... Read More →
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Bill Orme

UN Representative, Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD)
Bill Orme, USA, is an author, editor, and independent consultant specialized in media development and strategic communications, with long experience supporting independent journalism in emerging democracies and managing global advocacy campaigns. He currently represents GFMD at the United Nations, with a special focus on the access-to-information commitments in the UN's new Sustainable Development Goals. From 2002 to 2014 he was a senior... Read More →
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Isabel Rodde

Adviser Human Rights/Freedom of Expression and Access to Information, GIZ
Isabel Rodde is a human rights adviser at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), focusing on media development, freedom of expression and access to information. She is a media scientist, broadcast journalist and journalism trainer. | Before joining GIZ´s Human Rights Programme, she worked as a research associate at the media department of the University of Flensburg. From 2005 - 2008 and 2011 - 2013 she worked as a... Read More →
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Tara Susman-Peña

Senior Technical Advisor, IREX
Tara Susman-Peña, USA, currently manages implementation projects for IREX's Information & Media practice in Mozambique and Guatemala, and advises on learning for a project in Syria. She is also a part of IREX's Center for Applied Learning and Impact, designing IREX's media strategy, rethinking the Media Sustainability Index, and leading research on media literacy, among other topics. Based in Washington, DC, she is also a lecturer at George... Read More →


Wednesday September 21, 2016 09:00 - 10:30
C308

09:00

Violent Extremism, Strategic Communication and the Role of the Media
The media are increasingly being viewed as a part of a wider toolkit in counter-radicalisation initiatives and the fight against terrorism due to the recognition of its impact on behaviour change. Yet, an evidence review commissioned in 2016 showed that little research is going into impact assessments and that there is no agreed definition of what Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) encompasses, nor any agreement about how to measure counter radicalisation via strategic communications and the media. Where does strategic communications leave the independence and safety of the media sector when counter narratives are pushed through them? Should the media development sector change its approach in a context of a global war against terrorism? The panel will confront experiences of media professionals (Indonesia and Somalia), security experts, and scholars around one of the major disruptive challenges posed to media development.

Rapporteur for the session: Maryia Sadouskaya-Komlach, Programme Coordinator, Free Press Unlimited.

Moderators
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James Deane

Director, Policy and Learning, BBC Media Action
James Deane, United Kingdom, is the Director of Policy and Learning at BBC Media Action where he oversees the organisation’s research, technical assistance and policy activities. James has spent more than 30 years working in the field of media development. He was a founding member and later executive director of the Panos Institute, London and immediately before joining BBC Media Action in 2007, Managing Director of the Communication for Social... Read More →

Speakers
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Endy Bayuni

Editor-in-Chief, The Jakarta Post
Endy Bayuni, Indonesia, is the editor-in-chief of The Jakarta Post. A 33-year veteran in journalism, he has worked as the Indonesian correspondent for Reuters and Agence France-Presse (AFP) in the early years of his career. He is a regular commentator on Indonesian politics and foreign policy as well as the changing media landscape. His opinion pieces have appeared in The Jakarta Post and foreign publications like the Strait Times of Singapore... Read More →
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Tito Karnavian

Chief, Indonesian National Police
Police-General Tito Karnavian is the current Chief of Indonesian National Police replacing the previous chief, Police-General Badrodin Haiti. On 15 June 2016 Tito was proposed by Indonesian President Joko Widodo to be the Chief of Indonesian National Police replacing Badrodin Haiti who now officially retired from the service. On June 23, 2016, he was confirmed unanimously by Indonesian House of Representatives and inaugurated by President Joko... Read More →
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Courtney Radsch

Advocacy Director, Committee to Protect Journalists
Dr. Courtney Radsch, USA, is the Advocacy Director of the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). As a journalist, researcher, and freedom of expression advocate, she writes and speaks frequently on the nexus of technology, journalism, and rights. She is the author of Cyberactivism and Citizen Journalism in Egypt: Digital Dissidence and Political Change. She has led advocacy missions to more than a dozen countries, U.N. bodies, and the... Read More →
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Nasser Weddady

Independent Consultant
Nasser Weddady is a Mauritanian-American consultant with expert knowledge of social media and the politics of the Arab region and West Africa. He is at the crossroads of public diplomacy, radicalization and youth movements. He was identified as one of the top 5 influencers during the 2011 Arab uprisings by the Atlantic Magazine, voted “Best Person To Follow - Arabic” in Deutsch Welle’s Best of Blogs Awards in 2013, and named... Read More →



Wednesday September 21, 2016 09:00 - 10:30
Function Hall

09:30

Educating tomorrow's journalists during political transitions: Myanmar Journalism Institute
The Myanmar Journalism Institute was officially registered in Yangon, Myanmar, in 2014. It aims at becoming the leading independent national media development institute providing high quality services and training according to international standards of journalism ethics, neutrality, pluralism, and methodology of investigation. It is the first private and independent journalism school offering a one-year training program to working journalists and entry-level students. In its programs, the Institute is addressing the needs defined by Myanmar's media stakeholders, as the media industry continues to evolve following the liberalisation of the media sector with the democratic transition. It was launched with the assistance of a four European countries in partnership with the Burmese media group “Forever”. The courses of the MJI are open to all media groups and is based upon consultation and participation of all local stakeholders including the Ministry of Information, journalists’ associations, press groups and organisations, universities and NGOs.

Speakers
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Sein Win

Training Director, Myanmar Journalism Institute
Sein Win (a) Thaw Zin Tun, Myanmar, is the Training Director for the Myanmar Journalism Institute (MJI). The Institute is the country's first private journalism school aimed at training students from all over the country to become professional journalists and providing professional development training for media organisations and experienced media personnel. Sein Win has been active in Myanmar media development for a couple of years. Sein... Read More →
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Athens Zaw Zaw

Correspondent, Agence France-Presse
Athens Zaw Zaw, Myanmar, is a correspondent for the Agence France-Presse (AFP). Prior to joining AFP he has worked as an online editor for Eleven Media Group, one of the biggest media groups in Myanmar. He has also worked as a journalist for the Swe Sone Media Group and the Wati Media Group. He has a Diploma in Communication, Journalism and Related Programs from the Myanmar Journalism Institute and as a professional journalist as well as one of... Read More →


Wednesday September 21, 2016 09:30 - 10:30
C306

09:30

Media rich, media poor: What usage numbers say

The session will present the results of Gallup’s newest World Poll focusing on media usage in 65 developing countries (excluding the Middle East). According to these data, about 7% of the population in the developing world are "media rich," meaning that they are consulting a broad variety of "old" and "new" media every day. These people are more critical to governments and to corruption issues. On the other end of the spectrum are about 8.8% of the population in the developing world which do not have any access to media, be it traditional or new; and they appear to be uncritical to governments and corruption issues.

Ipsos MENA will also present the results of its yearly study “MENA Tech Tracker”; a comprehensive study on the current state of media and technology scene in the MENA region. The study, covering nine markets, focuses on internet, mobile and smartphone penetration, social networking as well as digital and online media usage. While the study presents impressive figures on the “digital” penetration, Ipsos will also share some insightful trends showing that traditional (offline) media remains powerful. In fact, for 83% of the population, the main sources of information are offline media.

Together they give a quite good idea on media use - both showing the rapid changes towards mobile communication in Africa and the MENA region and the considerable importance of television in the Middle East and Latin America.

Speakers
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Athanas Jamo

Research Manager, Ipsos
Athanas Jamo is a Media Research Manager at Ipsos Connect in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. His expertise in media research covers TV, Radio and Print audience measurement, content evaluation and programming strategies, users’ behavior and attitudes, digital analytics and social media. Prior joining Ipsos, Athanas worked for the French-International news channel France 24 as a Marketing and Research Manager for the MENA region. Athanas has a... Read More →
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Rajesh Srinivasan

Global Director of Research, World Poll, Gallup
Rajesh Srinivasan, Ph.D., is a Senior Consultant with Gallup with over 20 years of International research experience. His work focuses on the Gallup World Poll, the largest available source of key world data, providing access to the voices, hearts, and minds of citizens in more than 140 countries and areas. Dr. Srinivasan directs this global research effort. He is also the program manager on the International Audience Research Program for the... Read More →


Wednesday September 21, 2016 09:30 - 10:30
C307

10:30

Coffee break
Wednesday September 21, 2016 10:30 - 11:00
Lobby A & Building C, Third Floor

11:00

Energizer talk: The transformative impact of SDGs
Speakers
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Jeffrey Sachs

University Professor, Columbia University
Professor Sachs served as the Director of the Earth Institute from 2002 to 2016. He was appointed University Professor at Columbia University in 2016, and also serves as Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University. He is Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the Sustainable Development Goals, and previously advised both UN Secretary-General Ban... Read More →


Wednesday September 21, 2016 11:00 - 11:30
Function Hall

11:30

Growth of online media in Africa

Africa has had a somewhat unique ride with digital disruption as the arrival of mobile telephone brought in the unconnected in droves. While mobile internet has delivered major shifts in the consumption of media it has also presented huge challenges for traditional media houses, given its constantly shifting landscape and entry of new players. It has been quite a journey chasing audiences in a sustainable manner and some unique African lessons have been learnt.


Speakers
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Churchill Otieno

Managing Editor - Digital, Nation Media Group
Churchill Otieno, Kenya, is the Managing Editor (Digital) at Nation Media Group. He is a career journalist with more than 20 years of experience in digital and print media, and communication strategies. He is specialised in digital content generation and publishing. He is the Secretary for Digital Media- Kenya Editors’ Guild. He has published on issues pertaining to ‘Social Media and Youth Interest in Politics in Kenya’ and ‘Mobile... Read More →


Wednesday September 21, 2016 11:30 - 12:00
C302

11:30

Media and democratization

This session will shed light on specific examples of things going well and things going wrong in the relationship between media and political institutions in transition or post-transition countries: it will involve examples of growth of the media sector playing a very positive role in democratization and examples of growth of the media sector playing a negative role because of ownership, oligarchs, and propaganda outlets.


Moderators
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Jeanne Bourgault

President/ CEO, Internews Network
Jeanne Bourgault, USA, is the President and CEO of Internews. She leads the strategic management of the organization and its programs around the world. She joined Internews in 2001 as Vice President for Programs and has also served as Internews’ Chief Operating Officer. She has overseen Internews’ growth in areas underserved by local media, such as Afghanistan and South Sudan. Under her leadership, Internews has led the sector in... Read More →

Speakers
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Jennifer Dunham

Research Director, Freedom of the Press, Freedom House
Jennifer Dunham, USA, is the director of research for ‘Freedom of the Press’ and ‘Freedom in the World’ at Freedom House, and oversees the research and methodological review process for both publications. She regularly briefs government officials, donors, and the media on the findings of Freedom House’s annual reports and on general trends in press freedom and democratic governance, and authors essays and blog posts on issues ranging... Read More →
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Remzi Lani

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ALBANIAN MEDIA INSTITUTE
Remzi Lani is the Executive Director of the Albanian Media Institute. He has a long carrier in journalism: "Zeri i Rinise" (Tirana),  "El Mundo" (Madrid),  “Zeri” (Pristina)  etc.  He is the author of  articles on Balkan affairs for different local and foreign newspapers and magazines. Remzi Lani was the first President of the South East Network of Media Centers and Media Institutes, which brings together... Read More →
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Dr. Inaya Rakhmani

Director of the Communication Research Centre, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Universitas Indonesia
Dr Inaya Rakhmani, Indonesia, is the Director of the Communication Research Centre, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Universitas Indonesia and an associate at the Asia Research Centre, Murdoch University, Australia. She is a media sociologist with a particular interest in the cultural economy of knowledge, information and entertainment as well as the role of media in processes of democratisation. Her work has been published in the... Read More →


Wednesday September 21, 2016 11:30 - 13:00
Lecture Hall

11:30

DWA-CIMA Asia consultation: Beyond Media Development- Session 1 (continued)
Speakers
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Jan Lublinski

Head Research and Evaluation, DW Akademie
Jan Lublinski, Germany, is the Head of Research and Evaluation in the Department of Strategy and Consulting Services at DW Akademie, Germany. He is a freelance science journalist, trainer and consultant based in Bonn. He is engaged in monitoring and evaluation, media development, capacity development, journalism research, and science journalism. Since 2006 he has been working for the mentoring program SjCOOP which supports science journalists... Read More →
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Mark Nelson

Senior Director, CIMA
Mark Nelson, USA, is the Senior Director at the Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA). He is a former journalist and development specialist who has written extensively on aid effectiveness, governance and the role of media in development. He joined CIMA from the World Bank, where he spent 17 years as a governance and capacity development expert. Before moving to Washington in 2004, he spent eight years in Paris as head of the World... Read More →


Wednesday September 21, 2016 11:30 - 13:00
Meeting Room, Building A

11:30

Audience research: Designing research scenarios
Audience research is an invaluable tool for media to understand the audience, improve programming and engagement strategies, and increase revenue. It can also be a useful way for media development practitioners to measure progress and impact. Yet it can also be very costly, time-consuming, and complex. This hands-on workshop will explore practical ways to incorporate audience research into media development work. Together, we will design appropriate audience research for different media scenarios. We will discuss how do the best (and most useful) research possible, even when time, money, and research expertise are limited.

Rapporteur for the session: Adam Saffer, Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Speakers
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Tara Susman-Peña

Senior Technical Advisor, IREX
Tara Susman-Peña, USA, currently manages implementation projects for IREX's Information & Media practice in Mozambique and Guatemala, and advises on learning for a project in Syria. She is also a part of IREX's Center for Applied Learning and Impact, designing IREX's media strategy, rethinking the Media Sustainability Index, and leading research on media literacy, among other topics. Based in Washington, DC, she is also a lecturer at George... Read More →
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Sonia Whitehead

Head of Research Programmes, BBC Media Action
Sonia Whitehead, United Kingdom, is the Head of Research Programmes at BBC Media Action. She 16 years of national and international experience in research across the social, commercial and development sectors. This work has ranged from understanding how people with disabilities cope with the London Underground, assessing the effectiveness of advertising in India, and exploring gender related issues among people living in camps in Darfur. After... Read More →



Wednesday September 21, 2016 11:30 - 13:00
C308

11:30

Investigative reporting in the 21st century
Since the last World Forum on Media Development in 2012, investigative journalism has made headlines by uncovering stories with remarkable international impact: The NSA Files, the Panama Papers, YanukovychLeaks, and many others. Local groups and transnational initiatives have bloomed seemingly everywhere, giving new meaning to collaborative news production and proving that in a globalized world, the media play an indispensable role in scrutinizing corruption, crime, and politics, and in pushing the agenda for transparency and accountability. It has also shown that deep inquiries and print journalism are not dead. Indeed, investigative journalism has never been so exciting and impactful. Small amounts of international assistance have produced returns on investment in the billions of dollars in fines and settlements, not to mention lives saved. Despite all this, the field remains risky and chronically underfunded, and strives to find sustainable business models. Investigative reporting deserves better recognition as a journalistic practice that works primarily for the a public interest. What can be done to better support its development?

Moderators
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Patrick Butler

Vice President-Programs, International Center for Journalists
Patrick Butler, USA, is Vice President for Programs at the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), a non-profit organization whose programs empower journalists and engage citizens with new technologies and best practices. He oversees the development and execution of ICFJ programs, supervises program personnel, and delivers training. He was previously program director and director of training at ICFJ. He has worked for a number of U.S... Read More →

Speakers
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Hamish Boland-Rudder

Online editor, The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ)
Hamish Boland-Rudder, Australia, joined International Consortium of Investigative Journalist (ICIJ) as online editor in 2014 and has worked on every major project since then. This has included the Panama Papers, Swiss Leaks and Luxembourg Leaks investigations into offshore finance, investigations into Australian mining companies in Africa, and the impact of World Bank projects on vulnerable communities. He was previously an online producer and... Read More →
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Wahyu Dhyatmika

Editor, AJI
Wahyu Dhyatmika, Indonesia, is a managing editor at Tempo Newsroom, the newsgathering unit of Tempo Media Group. He is also an activist and a board member of the Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) Indonesia, a journalists’ association and press union that promotes freedom of the press. Prior to his current appointment he was managing editor of Tempo’s Investigative Desk where he was involved in both in-country and... Read More →
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David Kaplan

Executive Director, Global Investigative Journalism Network
David E. Kaplan is executive director of Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN), the international association of investigative reporting organizations, with 138 member groups in 62 countries. He has worked as an investigative journalist for more than 30 years, reported from two dozen countries, and won or shared more than 25 awards. He has managed nonprofit newsrooms, investigative teams, and numerous cross-border projects. During the... Read More →
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Miranda Patrucic

Regional Editor, Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project
Miranda Patrucic is toonaangevend redacteur bij The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) en verantwoordelijk voor de regio van de Balkan tot Centraal-Azië. Ze krijgt half november in Washington de prestigieuze Knight International Award 2016 uitgereikt. Patrucic is gespecialiseerd in het onthullen van corruptieschandalen, bijvoorbeeld het Telecom-schandaal in Oezbekistan en het schandaal... Read More →


Wednesday September 21, 2016 11:30 - 13:00
Function Hall

12:00

New Media Drives New Business Models: EMDP (Egypt)
EMDP works at the intersection of traditional and new media to help media professionals in Egypt realise the dynamic opportunities presented by an emerging media landscape. EMDP works through interventions in the fields of media production and training and focuses on high-quality hyper-local journalism and outstanding online content curation and creation. It has a track record of building the capacities of nearly 6000 media professionals and dozens of media organisations across the Middle East and North Africa. EMDP also helps non-media entities understand and become a part of the media ecosystem. EMDP works in conjunction with media organisations around the world and plays a unique bridge-building role between global and local media entities and professionals. EMDP is also the publisher of Mantiqti (My Neighborhood), Egypt’s first hyper local print newspaper covering downtown Cairo.

Rapporteur for the session: Elisabetta Plebani, Project Coordinator, Free Press Unlimited

 


Speakers
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Tarek Atia

CEO and Founder, EMDP (Egypt Media Development Program)
Tarek Atia, Egypt, is the CEO and Founder of Egypt Media Development Program (EMDP). He has been a journalist and early online innovator in Egypt since the late 1990s and has founded web portals like cairolive.com and zahma.com. He was Assistant Editor-in-Chief of Al-Ahram Weekly, and has written for prominent international media outlets including The Washington Post and Neue Zurcher Zeitung. Since 2006, he has worked in media development... Read More →



Wednesday September 21, 2016 12:00 - 12:30
C301

12:00

Hate Speech in Asia
This presentation analyses how hate propaganda is used as a means of political contention and suggests how open democracies should respond. It looks not only at conventional hate speech or incitement, but also campaigns of righteous indignation, through which political entrepreneurs marginalise opponents. The presentation draws on multi-country research conducted for the speaker’s new book, Hate Spin: The Manufacture of Religious Offense and its Threat to Democracy.

Speakers
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Cherian George

Associate Professor, Hong Kong Baptist University
Cherian George, Singapore, is a writer and academic engaged in journalism research, education and advocacy. His research interests centre on freedom of expression, especially in connection to journalism and public discourse. His new book, Hate Spin: The Manufacture of Religious Offense and its Threat to Democracy (MIT Press, 2016) focuses on religious intolerance in India, Indonesia and the United States. Until February 2014, he was an... Read More →


Wednesday September 21, 2016 12:00 - 12:30
C307

12:30

Drone journalism

Drone journalism has the potential to meet some of the vital challenges journalists are facing in an evolving media landscape. Journalists today are under constant pressure to generate innovative online video content despite decreasing budgets. Besides, many areas of the world still present a strong threat to the safety and security of journalists. In such an environment drones present a unique opportunity to meet these constraints and at the same time enable quality journalism. These autonomous and remotely controlled devices allow journalists to gain access to places that are difficult to reach. Moreover, their aerial shots provide a unique and often evocative perspective. This session will engage with the potential for drones in current journalistic practice.

Rapporteur for the session: Laurent Giacobino, Project Director, Internews Europe


Speakers
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Arbain Rambey

Photo Editor, Kompas Daily
Arbain Rambey, Indonesia, is currently the photo editor at Kompas Daily. His photographic work has won many national as well as international competitions. He is the winner of the National Fashion Contest in 1993, International Art Summit in 1999, and the photo contest MURI in 2008. Describing himself primarily as a photographer, he thinks of photography as snippets from a 360-degree three-dimensional reality. He graduated in Civil Engineering... Read More →



Wednesday September 21, 2016 12:30 - 13:00
C306

12:30

Innovation in Journalism in Latin America
The Gabriel García Márquez Journalism Foundation (FNPI) launched Gabriel García Márquez Journalism Award in 2013. In four years it has become one of the most prestigious awards in the region and has received around six thousand applications so far. One of the categories of the Award is "Innovation", which received around 600 applications from all Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries. What do those 600 works say about journalism in Latin America? Ricardo Corredor, FNPI´s executive director will share the results of an analysis of that database.

Rapporteur for the session: Elisabetta Plebani, Project Coordinator, Free Press Unlimited

Speakers
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Ricardo Corredor

Executive Director, Gabriel García Marquez Journalism Foundation
Ricardo Corredor, Colombia, is the Executive Director of the Gabriel García Márquez New Journalism Foundation (Fundación Gabriel García Márquez para el Nuevo Periodismo Iberoamericano - FNPI), a Latin American non profit organization based in Cartagena, Colombia, founded by Nobel Prize winner Gabriel García Márquez. Ricardo has a long experience working on issues related to media and journalism for... Read More →



Wednesday September 21, 2016 12:30 - 13:00
C302

13:00

Lunch
Wednesday September 21, 2016 13:00 - 14:00
Lobby A

14:00

Safeguarding journalists in high risk zones: IREX SAFE Initiative

The IREX SAFE Initiative provides a triad of integrated security training to at-risk journalists and media practitioners through the lens of digital identity, physical awareness, and psychosocial care. Apart from augmenting capabilities the SAFE initiative also focuses on building support networks, opening up channels for dialogue with the government where possible, and reaching out to national and international civil society organisations and rights groups. Program goals involve providing a holistic safety tool-kit for journalists working in high-risk environments. It aims to operate a 24/7 program-wide hotline that provides access to emergency assistance. It also aims to establish resource centres which operate as a part of a network which promotes media-community solidarity and provides necessary safety information to journalists in need.

Rapporteur for the session: Jens Kiesheyer, Program Coordinator Fragile Africa, Free Press Unlimited.


Speakers
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Kim Pham

Technical Lead, IREX SAFE Initiative
Phuong Kim Pham is the technical lead for the IREX SAFE Initiative. Ms. Pham oversees the implementation of the Initiative’s integrated safety model - combining digital, physical and psychosocial safety - to address the needs of at-risk journalists, media practitioners and human rights defenders. Prior to IREX, Ms. Pham co-founded AccessNow, a NGO working at the intersection of human rights and technology. She was also a shortlisted... Read More →



Wednesday September 21, 2016 14:00 - 14:30
C301

14:00

DWA: Digital Innovation Library & Video Metrics App

Innovative media outlets and projects are changing our media ecologies by challenging and transforming the way we create and use media. Through designing new platforms and creative forms of mobile communication they are advancing freedom of expression. In an attempt to find out more about how digital technologies are being used to further freedom of expression and access to information, DW Akademie carried out research across Africa, Asia and Latin America. This initiative provided exciting insights into the wealth and range of activities that are taking place in this arena. Subsequently leading to DW Akademie developing a “Digital Innovation Library” to showcase examples and exchange experiences. This online service enables entrepreneurs, journalists, activists, media development experts, and donors to browse and search different start-up projects, understand their work and learn from them. The speakers will share findings from the research and explore the potential of this new resource as well as present a new video metrics app developed by DWA.


Speakers
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Petra Berner

Head of Strategy and Consulting Services, DW Akademie
Petra Berner, Germany, is the Head of Strategy and Consulting Services at DW Akademie. Prior to this she was Department Head of Research and Development from January 2013-August 2014 and Head of Latin America from July 2005-December 2012 at DW Akademie as well as a Consultant and Trainer for change processes and organisation development at e&b concept GmbH. She underlines the importance of exploratory ideas in media development that proceed... Read More →
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Jan Lublinski

Head Research and Evaluation, DW Akademie
Jan Lublinski, Germany, is the Head of Research and Evaluation in the Department of Strategy and Consulting Services at DW Akademie, Germany. He is a freelance science journalist, trainer and consultant based in Bonn. He is engaged in monitoring and evaluation, media development, capacity development, journalism research, and science journalism. Since 2006 he has been working for the mentoring program SjCOOP which supports science journalists... Read More →


Wednesday September 21, 2016 14:00 - 15:00
C302

14:00

Linking Research & Practice 2: Leveraging M&E Data for Understanding Media Development's Impact

This session will be led by Susan Abbott, independent consultant, together with Tara Susman-Peña, Paul Rothman of the Center for International Media Assistance, and Tunde Akanni from Lagos State University in Nigeria.  

Program monitoring and evaluation for international media development has come a long way in the past decade. While there has been significant improvement in the media development sector’s skills and capacity to the “M” and the “E”, and at the same time there’s been improvement in terms of amassing data and comparative research related to key trends of the sector. Nonetheless, there remains a sense of unease or frustration about the ability to “prove impact” or to demonstrate to donors and key stakeholders the role that media development plays as part of larger efforts aimed at reducing poverty, supporting democracy and governance programs, and being a central component to other international development goals and strategies, i.e. the newly formed Sustainability Development Goals.

This session will be used to come up with a collaborative, cross-organizational research project that will make use of the M&E data and research from media development organizations. We will break into groups and work together on coming up with ideas for a year-long research project that will set for in motion a collaborative and networked approach to sharing data, leveraging our respective M&E and research in the media development environments where programs take place, and identify academic and practitioner partnerships to carry out the work.

We hope that this year-long project will be just one of many ways that we can come together as a community to tell evidence-based stories of why media development is pivotal to the development enterprise.

This session will build on Linking Research & Practice 1: Creating Networks and Communities of Practice Around Media Development Research. Participants are welcome to join any of the sessions regardless of previous participation.


Speakers
avatar for Susan Abbott

Susan Abbott

Independent Consultant
Susan Abbott is an independent consultant who specializes in working with non-profit organizations, universities, and donors in the areas of media development, civil society assistance, and digital rights. Abbott provides consulting services in the areas of fundraising and grant writing; facilitating workshops and training programs; monitoring and evaluation; organizational capacity building of civil society organizations and non-profit media... Read More →



Wednesday September 21, 2016 14:00 - 15:30
C303

14:00

Latest trends in online and digital safety
As the media industry continues to adapt to a changing technological landscape that presents both enormous opportunities as well as formidable risks, it becomes imperative to be conscious of the risks presented to its frontline practioners, the journalists. This session will engage with the latest trends in online and digital safety that can counter such evolving risks and form a part of a journalists' overall security and online protocol toolkit.

Rapporteur for the session: Laurent Giacobino, Project Director, Internews Europe

Speakers
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Sacha van Geffen

Managing Director, Greenhost
Sacha van Geffen, Netherlands, is the Managing Director of Greenhost. Greenhost is an Internet Hosting Provider dedicated to support freedom of expression and human rights online with the aim of providing a sustainable internet infrastructure and protecting digital rights. He is the Co-author of ‘Basic Internet Security’, a manual for securing your online communication, primarily intended for journalists. He is a specialist in... Read More →
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Aymen Jerbi

Technical Coordinator, DSS 216
Aymen Jerbi, Tunisia, is a telecommunications engineer, adviser and technical coordinator for Alternatives at the Digital Security School-DSS 216 center in Tunisia. DSS 2016 is funded by the European Union and is the result of collaborations between several NGOs such as the Canadian NGO Alternatives, Tunisian Forum for Economic and Social Rights (FTDES), Association for Progressive Communications (APC), Equalit, and the Italian NGO Un Ponte... Read More →



Wednesday September 21, 2016 14:00 - 15:30
C308

14:30

Safeguarding journalists in high risk zones: IWMF Reporta

Reporta is a free mobile security application released by the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF). It was developed in response to the increasing threats faced by journalists worldwide, especially those working in high-risk environments. Reporta helps journalist augment existing security protocols and trainings such as the Hostile Environment and Emergency First Aid Training (HEFAT). Reporta enables journalists to bolster their security protocols. It allows the issuing of video, audio, or image notifications to a pre-designated list of contacts. The app has three essential features: a check-in system that allows journalists to provide key information about their location, a customisable alert function that allows journalists to let key contacts know that their safety or that of a colleague’s is in danger, and finally an SOS button that can be activated to send an emergency notification. Reporta can potentially bridge the response time in a situation of crisis by ensuring a real time SOS update.

Rapporteur for the session: Jens Kiesheyer, Program Coordinator, Fragile Africa, Free Press Unlimited.


Speakers
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Nadine Hoffman

Deputy Director, International Women's Media Foundation
Nadine Hoffman, USA, is the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF)’s deputy director, responsible for developing and implementing the organization’s programmatic portfolio. She has more than 10 years of experience managing international programs. Prior to joining the IWMF, Hoffman was program operations manager at DC Teaching Fellows, an initiative of the New Teacher Project, working to increase educational equality for underserved... Read More →



Wednesday September 21, 2016 14:30 - 15:00
C301

14:30

Policing the cyber-space: Self or State Regulation

The session will shed light on practical examples of self-regulation initiatives by journalists operating in the online sphere as well as their response to attempts by governments to impose state-regulations. We'll hear about cases where governments were responsive to journalists' concerns and cases where, under many pretexts, an old school policing approach was applied to the cyber-sphere.

Rapporteur for the session: Laura Schwartz Henderson, Research Project Manager at the Center for Global Communication Studies, Annenberg School for Communication (University of Pennsylvania).


Speakers
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Ioana Avadani

Executive Director, Center for Independent Journalism
Ioana Avadani, Romania, is the executive director of the Center for Independent Journalism (CIJ) in Bucharest as well as a Board Member at IFEX. In 2013 she received the European Parliament’s Citizen of the Year prize. She has over 20 years of experience in the media, having worked as a deputy chief editor in a news agency, a TV editor, and as a media developer with CIJ. As a CIJ director, Avadani coordinated programs pertaining to... Read More →
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Tom Law

Director of Campaigns and Communications, Ethical Journalism Network
Tom joined the Ethical Journalism Network in December 2015 shortly before the publication of the EJN's international review of how media cover migration Moving Stories. Prior to joining the EJN Tom worked as a freelance journalist specialising in covering Sudan and South Sudan. From 2010 to 2014 Tom was the associate editor of Sudan Tribune, a leading news website on Sudan and South Sudan. His previous experience in Sudan includes; being part... Read More →



Wednesday September 21, 2016 14:30 - 15:30
C306

15:00

Investing in loyalty through artificial intelligence: Klangoo

Klangoo is the developer of the audience engagement solution Magnet. Magnet is a semantic, cross-lingual, contextual based solution driving evidence based results towards real user engagement. It is designed to help publishers and content developers attract new visitors to their website while retaining existing ones. Magnet drives user engagement by enriching the visitor’s user experience which has consistently led to higher content monetization for their clients. Driven by contextual analysis they provide an in-depth report of users’ interests, topics, popular news categories, and trending topics thereby enabling better personalisation of user experience. Magnet’s user centred approach enables its clients to invest in their user loyalty.

Rapporteur for the session: Anne de Haaksman-Koster, Project Officer, Free Press Unlimited.


Speakers
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Eddy Touma

CEO, Co-Founder, Klangoo
Eddy Touma, Lebanon, is the co-founder and CEO of Klangoo (New York, Beirut, Amsterdam). He holds an MS in Software Engineering from the University of Liverpool and has been a researcher in the Artificial Intelligence domain for more than 11 years. He has previously worked in both technical positions and marketing/corporate communications roles in Lebanon, Qatar, and USA. Apart from Klangoo he is the Co-Founder and Chairman of ONSITE (MENA) and... Read More →



Wednesday September 21, 2016 15:00 - 15:30
C304

15:00

Indonesia Press Freedom Index
The Indonesia Press Freedom Index is an initiative led by the Indonesian Press Council to evaluate the country's media freedom situation. It is an exemplary initiative undertaken by a country to self-evaluate the independence and pluralism of its national media. This session will engage with the democratic importance and human rights perspective on which the Index is premised. The Press Freedom Index (IKP) aims not only to establish a regional ranking of press freedom but also to identify the challenges and opportunities that will lead to safeguarding this freedom.​

Speakers
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Antonio Pradjasto

Program Manager, Indonesian Press Council
Antonio Pradjasto, Indonesia, is currently the Program Manager for the Press Freedom Index at the Indonesian Press Council and a member of the 'Working Group on Law'. He is a legal expert on human rights and is a consultant-evaluator and facilitator. He has previously served as the Chairperson of the Association Council of Perkumpulan Equitas Indonesia, Executive Director of DEMOS, and Chairperson of the Bureau of Research and Study at... Read More →


Wednesday September 21, 2016 15:00 - 15:30
C305

15:30

Coffee break
Wednesday September 21, 2016 15:30 - 16:00
Building C, Third Floor

16:00

Exploring a new model of revenue stream: Bareksa.com, K. Dharmasaputra (Indonesia)

Bareksa, popularly known as ‘Bloomberg for Beginners’, is a trading platform that allows even the layperson to make an informed decision to invest in the financial markets.  It is a fintech initiative that attempts to combine journalism and financial research and utilize content including articles, research and data to generate transaction based revenue in capital market/ investing areas. Not only does it provide content and information to novice investors it also provides the trading platform on which they can initiate their first trade. By empowering more people to become first time investors it has fostered greater inclusion and participation of citizens in the country’s financial markets. Bareksa currently features 700 local companies that are listed for trading on the platform. Thus, Bareksa not only empowers beginners to take their first step in financial investment but is also bolsters the overall investment climate by enabling active trading and investment. The driving force behind Bareksa is the need to make financial markets more transparent to the ordinary citizens, thereby enabling them to understand its dynamics.

Rapporteur for the session: Dessi Damianova, Program Manager South and Southeast Asia, Free Press Unlimited.


Speakers
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Karaniya Dharmasaputra

Co-Founder and Chairman, Bareksa.com
Karaniya Dharmasaputra, Indonesia, is currently the Content and Digital Director of Kompas TV. He is also the Co-Founder and Chairman of Bareksa.com, a financial marketplace. Prior to this he was the Co-Founder and CEO of the newsportal VIVA.co.id, a top-3 news portal in Indonesia and the Managing Editor at Tempo, Indonesia’s leading news magazine. He was also the recipient of Bung Hatta Anti Corruption Award in 2004 due to his work as an... Read More →


Wednesday September 21, 2016 16:00 - 16:30
C301

16:00

China's media influence in the world
The session will focus on the increased Chinese investments in media groups across the world as well as the different Chinese investment strategies in the media sectors whether in developing countries (Africa in particular) or in the West.

Speakers
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Yanchun Yang

Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Oriental Business
Ms. Yanchun Yang has been leading the Oriental Business since June 2015. Prior to that, she had held media positions which include Executive Editor in Chief of the Hong Kong Business Herald (est. 1947), Senior Reporter and Resident Correspondent, United Nations Bureau, New York City, of the Economic Daily, the largest business paper of Mainland China. She has also worked in higher education and multinational firms as associate professor and... Read More →


Wednesday September 21, 2016 16:00 - 16:30
C302

16:00

How to fight Internet shutdowns: A simulation game

Internet shutdowns pose a terrifying and real threat worldwide. They have become early warning mechanisms for human rights violations during the most critical moment of democracies -- elections. They harm the ability of people to seek, receive, and impart information, key tenets of the right to freedom of expression. Journalists can’t report their stories and, worse, become subject to state violence under a media blackout.

Largely ordered by government ICT ministries, internet shutdowns are defined as an intentional disruption of internet or electronic communications -- such as SMS, Skype, YouTube, Periscope, email, WhatsApp, Viber, or even mobile money -- rendering them inaccessible or effectively unusable, for a specific population or within a location, often to exert control over the flow of information.

At other times, application-specific shutdowns are ordered by public officials – judges, for instance – in order to impose sanctions on a specific company, unaware of the disproportionality of such a measure. Shutdowns render the exciting new technologies of journalism and media ineffective.

Over the past few months, governments in Chad, Uganda, and Congo-Brazzaville have shut down the internet during elections. But it’s not just an African problem. In 2015 alone, Access Now recorded 15 shutdowns in a variety of contexts and situations, from the Pacific Ocean to Pakistan to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. 2016 stands to eclipse that record with 16 shutdowns already recorded. Shutdowns harm innovation, stymie local economies (banks alone lost an estimated $22.6 million during an April shutdown in Kashmir, India), and block the use of emergency services.

In the first short section of this session, we’ll share key strategic lessons from our global #KeepitOn campaign to fight shutdowns. I'll explain to media organizations, officials, and activists about how they can fight internet shutdowns, including: working with telcos to resist government orders, how to speak about shutdowns in human rights language, pressuring government figures, effective circumvention tools and VPNs, capturing data about shutdowns, and storytelling for change. I'll also share key indicators that we have tracked over time.

The second, main part of the session will be wholly interactive and focus on a shutdown simulation that invites participants to respond to the shutdown. In this section, we'll run a simulation of a real internet shutdown through an interactive role play. By breaking into groups and simulating shutdowns, we’ll reveal the major actors that influence a typical shutdown, and show what tools people can use to push back to turn the internet back on so that the information can keep flowing. Importantly, we'll show how they can coordinate their efforts and record them to prevent future human rights abuses.

By the time the full session is over, we'll have built a core group of media workers and journalists who can take action against internet shutdowns around the world. They'll have access to the latest tools, strategies, and research to end internet shutdowns. We'll also invite people to join our #KeepitOn campaign to encourage grassroots collaboration and activism across borders.


Speakers
avatar for Deji Olukotun

Deji Olukotun

Senior Global Advocacy Manager, Access Now
Deji Olukotun is the Senior Global Advocacy Manager for Access Now. As a member of the advocacy team, he manages Access Now's global campaigns to fight internet shutdowns, foster an open internet, protect digital privacy, and ensure that our fundamental rights are respected online. He came from the literary and human rights organization PEN American Center, where he founded PEN's digital freedom program and managed its capacity-building work in... Read More →


Wednesday September 21, 2016 16:00 - 17:00
C306

16:00

Building new partnerships to improve public access to information

How can public officials, open data experts and journalists collaborate to improve public access to information and data-driven news-coverage? How can anti-corruption commissions, civil society actors and the media join forces to initiate a constructive dialogue on corruption prevention and transparency? The workshop will present lessons learned from media development projects in Bangladesh, Cambodia and Pakistan and offer insights into the opportunities and challenges for multi stakeholder partnerships to improve access to information. In a practical and participatory way the workshop will bring together a diverse range of actors to showcase the potential that lies in the innovative collaboration between media, citizen and the state in different contexts in the region.


Moderators
avatar for Isabel Rodde

Isabel Rodde

Adviser Human Rights/Freedom of Expression and Access to Information, GIZ
Isabel Rodde is a human rights adviser at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), focusing on media development, freedom of expression and access to information. She is a media scientist, broadcast journalist and journalism trainer. | Before joining GIZ´s Human Rights Programme, she worked as a research associate at the media department of the University of Flensburg. From 2005 - 2008 and 2011 - 2013 she worked as a... Read More →
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Promita Sengupta

Head of Programme, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Promita Sengupta, Bangladesh, is the Head of Programme for ‘Justice and Prison Reform for Promoting Human Rights and Preventing Corruption’ project commissioned by GIZ in Bangladesh. The project works towards facilitating and advising on institutional communication, coordination, and free flow of information within the criminal justice system. The results of its ‘Justice Audit’, which was aimed at identifying linkages... Read More →

Speakers
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Md. Shah Alamgir

Director, Press Institute of Bangladesh
Md. Shah Alamgir, Bangladesh, is the Director of the Press Institute of Bangladesh. In a career spanning 35 years he has held several important posts within print and electronic media organisations in Bangladesh. In recognition of his journalistic achievements he received the Poet Abu Jafar Obaidullah Literary Prize in 2006, the Chandrabati Gold Medal in 2005, and the Rotary Dhaka South Vocational Excellence Award and Kumilla Youth Society... Read More →
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Dr. Md. Shamsul Arefin

Director General – Research and Prevention Wing, Anti Corruption Commission
Dr. Md. Shamsul Arefin, Bangladesh, is the Director-General of Bangladesh’s Anti-Corruption Commission. He has held several administrative positions within the Government of Bangladesh during his long career as a public service official. He has participated in 13 in-country training courses including the foundation training course at the Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centre (BPATC). He has participated in several international... Read More →
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Pinkie Chan

Regional Network and Partnership Support Manager, East-West Management Institute, Open Development Initiative
Hi! I'm Pinkie. I'm an open data advocate and practitioner, data journalism aficionado, and education advocate. I'm enthusiastic about building communities to catalyze open data culture and civic technology to create social, environmental, and economic values. Currently, I'm supporting Open Development Initiative to build a network of organizations co-managing a common open data and open knowledge platform. We support transparent sharing and... Read More →
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Sadaf Khan

Director Programs, Media Matters for Democracy, Pakistan
Sadaf Khan, Pakistan, is the Director of Programs, Media Matters for Democracy, a not-for-profit organization that strives towards an inclusive, democratic, and progressive media industry. Sadaf has been associated with the media and media development sector in Pakistan since 2002. She has worked with major print and broadcast outlets in the country, mostly behind the camera and has dabbled in all forms of writing and production. For the last... Read More →
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Mazhar Hussain Minhas

Chief Information Commissioner, Punjab Information Commission
Mazhar Hussain Minhas, Pakistan, is the Chief Information Commissioner of the Punjab Information Commission. In a legal career spanning 23 years, he has previously served as District and Sessions Judge, as well as the Judge of Lahore High Court. He has maintained his membership with the District Bar Association/s since 1975. He is a vocal advocate of the Punjab Transparency and Right to Information Act which came into effect on 16th December... Read More →
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Dr. Md. Golam Rahman

Chief Information Commissioner, Information Commission Bangladesh
Dr. Md. Golam Rahman has been appointed as the Chief Information Commissioner since February, 2016. He is a Professor in the Department of Mass Communication and Journalism (MCJ) at the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, is a well-known academician, media and communication researcher at both home and abroad. Professor Rahman has served the University of Dhaka as the Chairman of the Department of MCJ (in 1990-93, 2004-2005) and as one of the... Read More →
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Syed Ishtiaque Reza

Director News, Ekattor Television
Syed Ishtiaque Reza is the Director News of Ekattor Television. He previously worked as the Head of News of the Boishakhi Television, RTV and ETV. He has also served as the News editor of ATN Bangla. He was the Assistant Editor of the Financial Express (a well renowned national newspaper) and has profound experience in writing on the issues of politics, development and environmental for both national and international media. He was the sole... Read More →



Wednesday September 21, 2016 16:00 - 17:30
C308

16:00

Journalism for Millennials

A changing media landscape in terms of constantly evolving digital technologies is altering the dissemination and reception of news and information. More and more content is being crafted for an audience which is young and constantly on the move, or the “digital natives”. This convergence in terms of news, digital media, and user-generated content has also opened up new avenues for civic engagement and political and social participation of the youth.  The panel will discuss media consumption patterns of the younger generation, youth involvement in news creation, education curricula for aspiring journalists, and what media development institutions can do when supporting nascent media sectors in developing countries.

Rapporteur for the session: Laura Schwartz Henderson, Research Project Manager at the Center for Global Communication Studies, Annenberg School for Communication (University of Pennsylvania).


Moderators
avatar for Kelli Arena

Kelli Arena

Founding/ Executive Director, Global Center for Journalism and Democracy
Kelli Arena, USA, is a award winning broadcast journalist, newspaper columnist, and Founding & Executive Director of the Global Center for Journalism and Democracy at Sam Houston State University. For 25 years, she worked as a news manager and on-air correspondent for CNN. As the network’s Justice Correspondent, she covered terrorism, national security, the Supreme Court and federal law enforcement. Kelli started at the network in New... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Venu Arora

Venu Arora

Co-Founder/Director, Ideosync Media Combine
Venu is the co- Founder/Director of Ideosync Media Combine, a New Delhi-based not for profit working on Communication for Social Change, Community Media, Freedom of Expression and Voice Equity. She is a media trainer and a filmmaker and specializes in planning, design and execution of integrated communication initiatives for multi-sectoral social change programs and has experience in South and South East Asia. Ms. Arora received the Macarthur... Read More →
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Galima Bukharbaeva

Editor-in-Chief, Centre1.com
Galima Bukharbaeva, Uzbekistan, is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Centre1.com. She is known for her reporting on state authoritarianism and her eye-witness accounts of the May 13th 2005 massacre in Andijan, Uzbekistan. Due to her efforts in drawing attention to the country’s authoritarian policies she earned a reputation as one of Central Asia’s most outspoken journalists. Her work for the London-based Institute for War &... Read More →
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Lina Ejeilat

Co-founder and Executive Director, 7iber.com
Lina Ejeilat is co-founder and executive editor of 7iber.com, an online magazine that publishes in-depth multimedia content and critical analysis on Jordan and the region. She received her M.S in Journalism from Columbia University in New York, and her B.Sc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Jordan. Lina also teaches Digital Media at the Jordan Media Institute, which offers an MA in Journalism and New Media. She leads... Read More →



Wednesday September 21, 2016 16:00 - 17:30
Lecture Hall

16:00

A comprehensive approach to coordination - Towards a new partnership among GFMD Members

Aim of meeting: Discuss the next mile in media development coordination and have productive exchanges among GFMD members, discussing/clarifying internal challenges and perspectives – and ambition. What is the role of GFMD and most importantly, what is the role of GFMD members in ensuring that GFMD is engaged in coordination?

This session is reserved for GFMD members only. Registrations via cgiraud@gfmd.info


Moderators
avatar for Jesper Højberg

Jesper Højberg

Executive Director, International Media Support
Jesper Højberg is the Executive Director of International Media Support, an international, Denmark-based organisation that works with media in countries affected by armed conflict, human insecurity and political transition. In 2001, Jesper Højberg set up IMS in the wake of the Rwanda genocide which now works across four continents to strengthen professional journalism and ensure that media and media workers can operate under challenging... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Rashweat Mukundu

Rashweat Mukundu

Freedom of Expression Activist, IMS
Rashweat Mukundu is a 39 years old media worker/ journalist and writer as well as freedom of expression activist working for IMS in Zimbabwe and advising on IMS work in Sub Saharan Africa. Previously, he was the head of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA). Rashweat holds a BA and MA in Media and Journalism.
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Soe Myint

Managing Director and Founding Editor-in-Chief, Mizzima Media Group
Soe Myint (sm@mizzima.com) is the Managing Director and founding Editor-in-Chief of Mizzima Media Group. Soe Myint was in exile for 24 years while the country was under the military dictatorship. Mizzima was the first exile media to move back inside Myanmar in January 2012, after the country opened up for democratic changes. Mizzima Media Co. Ltd. produces daily digital newspaper in Myanmar, a Mizzima Weekly in English (print), television... Read More →
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Leon Willems

Director of Policies and Programmes, Free Press Unlimited.org
Leon Willems, Netherlands, is the Director of Free Press Unlimited, a leading press freedom organisation active in more than 30 countries and focusing on conflict reporting, safety for journalists, investigative journalism, gender and youth and media. He is also the Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD). In this role he is working towards enhancing the impact of media development, by creating... Read More →


Wednesday September 21, 2016 16:00 - 18:00
Meeting Room, Building A

16:30

Communication Cold War in Eastern Europe
From October 2015 to July 2016, a watchdog named “Disinformation Review” reported 1,649 disinformation stories that they noticed in their local pro-Kremlin outlets. This sample represents 18 different languages - which means even more countries were targeted by the campaign. Top of the list comes disinformation in Russian, with 936 examples. This targets also the audience in the Baltic States (during the ten months, we have not been told of any stories in Estonian, Latvian, or Lithuanian), in the Caucasus, in Belarus and in Ukraine (there are only five stories in the Ukrainian language in the master-table). The pro-Kremlin disinformation campaign in the Russian language targets also Russian-speaking minorities in many countries further from Russia's borders. This session will engage with the pervasiveness of Cold War era propaganda in contemporary Eastern Europe. Roman Shutov will draw from his extensive experience in disinformation impact assessment of ​pro-Kremlin propaganda in Ukraine to unpack the metrics of monitoring and evaluation of propaganda and disinformation impact.

Rapporteur for the session: Maryia Sadouskaya-Komlach, Programme Coordinator, Free Press Unlimited.

Speakers
avatar for Roman Shutov

Roman Shutov

Program Director, Detector Media
Roman Shutov, Ukraine, is the Program Director of Detector Media think-tank (formerly Telekritika), a Kyiv-based NGO. Since 2011 he has produced extensive reviews and analyses of Russian propaganda in Ukraine and is the author of more than 30 scientific and analytical articles. His publications include the research report on “Civic Media in Ukraine” (CCC, 2008), the first complex research of Russian propaganda in Ukraine (Telekritika... Read More →



Wednesday September 21, 2016 16:30 - 17:00
C304

17:00

Media and information literacy: A new frontier for education
According to IFLA, Media and Information Literacy (MIL) consists of the knowledge, the attitudes, and the sum of the skills needed to know when and what information is needed; where and how to obtain that information; how to evaluate it critically and organise it once it is found; and how to use it in an ethical way. The concept extends beyond communication and information technologies to encompass learning, critical thinking, and interpretative skills across and beyond professional and educational boundaries. MIL is a new emerging field of human rights in an increasingly digital, interdependent, and global world, and promotes greater social inclusion. According to UNESCO, empowerment of people through information and media literacy is an important prerequisite for fostering equitable access to information and knowledge, and building inclusive knowledge societies. UNESCO is promoting the composite concept of MIL through its activities and programmes, as well as through Global Alliance for Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL) launched by it in 2013.

Rapporteur for the session: Rohan Jayasekara, Director, Vivarta

Speakers
avatar for Harinder Pal Singh Kalra

Harinder Pal Singh Kalra

Professor, Department of Library and Information Science, Punjabi University
Dr. Harinder Pal Singh Kalra is Professor in Department of Library and Information Science (LIS) at Punjabi University, Patiala (India). He has 23 years experience in teaching & research, and practice of librarianship and information work. He has taught various courses in LIS including Information, Communication, and Society; Information and Literature Survey in Social Sciences; Reference & Information Sources and Services; and... Read More →



Wednesday September 21, 2016 17:00 - 17:30
C302

17:00

Videogames for story-telling

Videogames provide an interactive narrative for story-telling. They provide the interface for narrative immersion. Videogames proceed through the narrative by the means of plots and character-construction and due to their role-playing potential allow the user to navigate through the narrative. As videogame plot points become increasingly complex they create a space for social construction and representation. This session will explore how such character representations negotiate gender norms, social mores, and a continuously evolving digital media landscape.


Speakers
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Dr. Robin Johnson

Associate Professor, Sam Houston State University
Dr. Robin Johnson, USA, is an Associate Professor at Sam Houston State University. His research focuses on the social and symbolic connections among gender, technology, labor and digital media. His recent research examines the role of masculinity in video game production and culture, and his work has been published in journals such as Communication, Culture & Critique, Games and Culture, Television and New Media and Celebrity Studies. He is... Read More →


Wednesday September 21, 2016 17:00 - 18:00
C301

17:00

How to report on migration in an ethical way

Covering migration has been one of the biggest challenges for news media over the last three years and will be for some time come. But how are journalists coping and what can be done to strengthen efforts to cover the story in an accurate and ethical way?

This interactive session will launch the Ethical Journalism Network’s new guide to migration reporting, which covers issues of bias, legal knowledge, showing humanity and balance, as well as allowing participants to trial the new guidelines and develop more bespoke guidelines for the environments they work in.

The session will also look at ways journalists can define, identify and respond to hate speech, against migrants, as well as those who argue for and against migration at national and local levels.

The Ethical Journalism Network’s Moving Stories report finds that despite many examples of excellent coverage journalists often fail to tell the full story and routinely drift into sensationalism and fall into propaganda traps laid by politicians. The report which cover 14 countries, as well as the European Union, highlights:

  • Missed Opportunities: How journalists and media in Europe failed to raise the alarm about an imminent influx of refugees fleeing war in Syria and Iraq, even though the story was there to be told a year before the crisis broke in 2015;
  • Hate-Speech: How outrageous anti-migrant or anti-Muslim statements by politicians like Donald Trump in the United States and some European leaders fuelled increasing public concern and hijacked media coverage;
  • Falling Standards: How media fail to provide detailed and reliable information about the refugee crisis because of a lack of editorial resources or the presence of well-informed journalists able to provide in-depth and sensitive reporting;
  • Sensationalism: How much journalism is driven by hyperbole, intolerance and distortion with media in confusion over what are the correct terms to use to describe migrants, refugees, and asylum-seekers.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Law

Tom Law

Director of Campaigns and Communications, Ethical Journalism Network
Tom joined the Ethical Journalism Network in December 2015 shortly before the publication of the EJN's international review of how media cover migration Moving Stories. Prior to joining the EJN Tom worked as a freelance journalist specialising in covering Sudan and South Sudan. From 2010 to 2014 Tom was the associate editor of Sudan Tribune, a leading news website on Sudan and South Sudan. His previous experience in Sudan includes; being part... Read More →



Wednesday September 21, 2016 17:00 - 18:00
C305

17:30

Safeguarding journalists in high risk zones: Pakistan Editors' for Safety

Pakistan Editors for Safety was created in response to the deteriorating situation for journalists in Pakistan. The organisation’s basic philosophy is that an attack against any member of the media is considered to be an attack against all. In such a situation the organisation makes a threat assessment in order to determine a joint strategy and response with regards to the coverage of the violence or threats of violence. The organisation also assists affected journalists by providing resources, information, expertise, and outreach. The aim of the organisation is to unite and strengthen the voices of the media community who speak out against violence committed against journalists. It not only provides journalists a strong support system but also helps to create a strong and united voice to counteract attacks against the community.

Rapporteur for the session: Evelien Wijkstra, Policy and Advocacy Officer, Free Press Unlimited.


Speakers
avatar for Owais Aslam Ali

Owais Aslam Ali

Secretary General, Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)
Owais Aslam Ali, Pakistan, is the Secretary General of Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), a media research, documentation and training centre. He is the Chair of Pakistan Press International (PPI), the country's independent news agency and the Secretary of Editors for Safety (EfS), a network of editors and directors of leading newspapers and television channels united on the single point agenda of safety of journalists. He also holds Executive... Read More →



Wednesday September 21, 2016 17:30 - 18:00
C303

17:30

National security and press freedom in Asia
Speakers
avatar for Benjamin Ismail

Benjamin Ismail

Head of Asia-Pacific Desk, Reporters Without Borders (RSF)
Benjamin Ismail, France, is currently the Head of Asia-Pacific Desk at Reporters Without Borders (RSF), a position he has held since 2011. He has worked on fact-finding projects related to media freedom and freedom of information in Burma as well as a situation report on freedom of information in Vietnam. He speaks French, Chinese, Polish, and Spanish. He has also published on ‘Thailand’s current state on press freedom’ in... Read More →


Wednesday September 21, 2016 17:30 - 18:00
C306

18:30

Gala Dinner sponsored by MNC Media

Welcome note: Hary Tanoesoedibjo, CEO of MNC Media


Wednesday September 21, 2016 18:30 - 21:00
UMN
 
Thursday, September 22
 

09:00

Newsroom Trailblazers
Meydan TV is a Berlin-based Azerbaijani non-profit media organization. Founded by dissident blogger and former political prisoner Emin Milli in 2013, Meydan TV publishes news in Azerbaijani, English, and Russian.Meydan TV gained prominence for its reports and online broadcasts on corruption, human rights and other issues in Azerbaijan, which have been used by the international media, particularly during the 2015 European Games in Baku when several reporters and foreign observers were barred from the country. Meydan TV is a partner of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project

Speakers
avatar for Emin Milli

Emin Milli

Chefredakteur, Meydan TV
Emin Milli (Emin Abdullayev), Azerbaijan, is a managing director of Meydan TV since 2013. Meydan TV is an independent online news media platform for Azerbaijan and a media hub for the region. Milli was imprisoned in 2009 for two and a half years for his critical views about the government of Azerbaijan. He was conditionally released in November 2010, after serving 16 months of his sentence. From 2002-2004, Milli was director of the Friedrich... Read More →


Thursday September 22, 2016 09:00 - 09:30
C302

09:00

Who Controls the Media? RSF Report on Oligarchs
It was in Russia that the word “oligarchs” was first used to denote very rich businessmen. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has adopted the term to refer to billionaires who create or take over media empires to serve their business or political interests. There is a worldwide trend towards increasingly concentrated ownership of conglomerates that combine media outlets (TV channels, radio stations, newspapers and news websites) with banks, telecoms, property firms and construction companies. All this suits the rulers of countries such as China that espoused capitalism in order to better suppress democracy.800 TV channels exist in India, of which all those that provide news coverage are owned by political or industrial barons.Entitled "Media: when oligarchs go shopping," RSF’s latest report describes a world in which journalism and freedom of information run up against an invisible wall consisting of money and conflicts of interest. Coinciding with the report’s publication, RSF is launching a communication campaign together with the advertising agency BETC. Called “How oligarchs kill freedom of information,” it takes the form of a “quick manual for the good oligarch.”

Rapporteur for the session: Albana Shala, Chair of the International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC), UNESCO.

Speakers
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Sophie Busson

Advocacy Advisor, Reporters Without Borders (RSF)
Sophie Busson is Advocacy Advisor for Reporters Without Borders (RSF). Sophie is a lawyer and expert in international law and human rights. Holding a LLM in International Law from Fordham University, she has previously worked with the United Nations in Mali and with the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development. She is also co-founder of the United Nations Committee on Women in France. Reporters Without Borders is a... Read More →


Thursday September 22, 2016 09:00 - 09:30
C301

09:00

Data mining and open source intelligence
Speakers
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Drew Sullivan

Editor, Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP)
Drew Sullivan, USA, co-founded the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Program (OCCRP) where he now serves as editor-in-chief. He is a journalist and social entrepreneur who founded the Center for Investigative Reporting in Bosnia-Herzegovina in 2004 as well as the Journalism Development Network, an innovative media development organization with programs worldwide. He is the recipient of the European Press Prize, the Daniel Pearl Award... Read More →
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Sonia Whitehead

Head of Research Programmes, BBC Media Action
Sonia Whitehead, United Kingdom, is the Head of Research Programmes at BBC Media Action. She 16 years of national and international experience in research across the social, commercial and development sectors. This work has ranged from understanding how people with disabilities cope with the London Underground, assessing the effectiveness of advertising in India, and exploring gender related issues among people living in camps in Darfur. After... Read More →



Thursday September 22, 2016 09:00 - 10:00
C308

09:00

DWA-CIMA: Results of the "Beyond media development" sessions- Session 2

Media in Asia can have many positive functions: They can inform people, give them a voice, enable dialogue, act as watchdogs. But media also create, and even worsen problems. Instead of serving the public and speaking truth to power, many media outlets act as mouthpieces of the powerful or misuse their own power, repeat rumors without verification, or feed the polarization of societies. Such media actions have a harmful influence that reaches far beyond the media sector itself. It is time to revisit the relationship between the broader governance environment and the media sector – and to reconsider the role media development can play here.

The panelists of this session will outline the results of a multi-stakeholder consultation that has taken place during a side event at the WFMD (see session 1). They give an overview of challenges, new perspectives and possible solutions for media systems in Asia. The topics may include standards of freedom of expression, media viability and independence, as well as issues of media regulation and media concentration.

This session builds on a global consultation process initiated in 2015 by DW Akademie and the Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA) under the title “Media Development and the Governance Debate: Reframing the agenda”. This process has included consultations in Bonn, Washington and Bogotá so far – and has involved numerous institutional partners, in particular in Latin America.

Most importantly, this plenary session will benefit from the occasion to engage with all conference participants, hear their comments and include their perspectives on this multi-stakeholder consultation initiative.


Speakers
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Petra Berner

Head of Strategy and Consulting Services, DW Akademie
Petra Berner, Germany, is the Head of Strategy and Consulting Services at DW Akademie. Prior to this she was Department Head of Research and Development from January 2013-August 2014 and Head of Latin America from July 2005-December 2012 at DW Akademie as well as a Consultant and Trainer for change processes and organisation development at e&b concept GmbH. She underlines the importance of exploratory ideas in media development that proceed... Read More →
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Mark Nelson

Senior Director, CIMA
Mark Nelson, USA, is the Senior Director at the Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA). He is a former journalist and development specialist who has written extensively on aid effectiveness, governance and the role of media in development. He joined CIMA from the World Bank, where he spent 17 years as a governance and capacity development expert. Before moving to Washington in 2004, he spent eight years in Paris as head of the World... Read More →


Thursday September 22, 2016 09:00 - 10:00
Lecture Hall

09:30

Youth v. Propaganda- Get the trolls out

As numerous studies show, the offline (traditional, ‘legacy’) media are far less appealing to the young generation than online media, social media in particular. In some regions, such as MENA or SEE, up to 80% of young people use social media as their main source of information. At the same time this demographic seldom differentiates between the content provided by professional journalists and the content found on social media. If added to it the fact that the ratio between journalists and PR people is nowadays significantly different than 20 years ago – the ratio of journalists-PR persons being 1:1 (1:5 in some countries such as the Netherlands) - it has become extremely important to help the young generation understand the difference between facts (supposed to be provided by professional media) and ‘facts’ provided by PR persons or propagandists.

In the ‘post-fact’ era where politicians are refusing to deal with facts, when they play with raw emotions and mock experts and journalists omit to check the ‘facts’ – young people are in serious need of learning how to think critically about media’s role and media content.   

The Media Diversity Institute’s Get the Trolls Out! (GTTO) project has been targeting younger users of the social media and helping them to recognise myths, lies, or hateful rhetoric and deal with them in constructive ways by using different mechanisms – from street theatre, radio debates, documentary films to cartoons or off and online debates. They initiated a simple guidance soon to be distributed by Twitter among primary and secondary schools. 

This session will provide basic information about the GTTO and open a discussion on the best ways to differentiate between the facts and the ‘facts’, journalism, and propaganda.

Rapporteur for the session: Leon van den Boogerd, Team Leader Sustainable Media Development, Fress Press Unlimited.


Speakers
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Milica Pesic

Executive Director, Media Diversity Institute
Milica Pesic is the Executive Director of Media Diversity Institute (MDI). She has been working in the media development field for more than 20 years designing and supervising multi-national, multi-annual diversity media development programmes in Europe, NIS, MENA, South Asia, the Sahel, Sub-Sahara, West Africa, China and Cuba. A Journalist by profession, she has reported for the BBC, Radio Free Europe, the Times HES, TV Serbia and other media... Read More →



Thursday September 22, 2016 09:30 - 10:00
C304

09:30

Benign tycoons: A look at the regions's most powerful media bosses
This session will try to identify some powerful media bosses in the Southeast Asia region. The presentation will cover Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. As it turns out, media bosses in this region (except in Singapore) also own non-media businesses and also wield substantial political power. This session will try to find the correlation between those factors. Media should be a watchdog, however in these countries they serve as a tool to bolster the image of their owners in the public domain. 

Speakers
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Jessica Damiana

Journalism Student, Universitas Multimedia Nusantara (UMN)
Jessica Damiana is a journalism student at Universitas Multimedia Nusantara (UMN). She has represented Indonesia at the World Press Freedom Day in Helsinki, Finland. She is quite active on social media and can be reached @jemidamiana.


Thursday September 22, 2016 09:30 - 10:00
C306

10:00

Coffee break
Thursday September 22, 2016 10:00 - 10:30
Building C, Third Floor

10:30

Funding Trends
GFMD World Conferences have their traditions: with this session we will hear and discuss about the most recent trends on funding for Media Development and other related domains.

Rapporteur for the session: Paul Rothman, Assistant Partnerships Officer, Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA) at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED).

Moderators
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Mark Nelson

Senior Director, CIMA
Mark Nelson, USA, is the Senior Director at the Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA). He is a former journalist and development specialist who has written extensively on aid effectiveness, governance and the role of media in development. He joined CIMA from the World Bank, where he spent 17 years as a governance and capacity development expert. Before moving to Washington in 2004, he spent eight years in Paris as head of the World... Read More →

Speakers
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David Angeles

Program Officer for Southeast Asia, National Endowment for Democracy (NED)
David Angeles is a Program Officer for Southeast Asia at the Washington DC-based National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a private, nonprofit foundation dedicated to the growth and strengthening of democratic institutions around the world. His grant portfolio focuses largely on supporting ethnic minority rights and ethnic media organizations in Burma/Myanmar. Prior to joining the NED in 2011, he worked in education for five years in Thailand... Read More →
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Ines Drefs

Research Associate, MeCoDEM
Ines Drefs is a Research Associate with the EU-funded project “Media, Conflict and Democratisation” (MeCoDEM). The project investigates the role of media in democratization conflicts in Egypt, Kenya, Serbia and South Africa. Ines holds an Erasmus Mundus Master in “Journalism and Media within Globalization: The European Perspective” of Aarhus University in Denmark, University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands and University of Hamburg in... Read More →
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Albana Shala

Chair, UNESCO’s International Programme for Development of Communication (IPDC) Council
Albana Shala is the Chair of UNESCO’s International Programme for Development of Communication (IPDC) Council since 2014. She is an expert with more than 15 years of experience in the independent media development field and is Programme Coordinator at Free Press Unlimited, a Dutch organisation supporting independent media in more than 40 countries. In that capacity she has organised and participated in a wide range of international... Read More →
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Vince Stehle

Executive Director, Media Impact Funders
Vince is a longtime and widely respected advocate for philanthropic efforts. Before joining Media Impact Funders as executive director, he was program director for Nonprofit Sector Support at the Surdna Foundation, a family foundation based in New York City. He also served as a consultant with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation in support of its efforts in media innovation and journalism. Prior to joining Surdna, Stehle worked for 10... Read More →
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Sue Valentine

Program Manager, Open Society Foundations
Sue Valentine is the program manager of the Opening Journalism portfolio in the Program on Independent Journalism at the Open Society Foundations. Previously, she was the Africa Program Coordinator for the Committee to Protect Journalists. Sue is a former journalist who worked in print and radio in South Africa during the transition to democracy and the HIV/AIDS crisis. She is still enthralled by the power of stories to connect us.


Thursday September 22, 2016 10:30 - 12:00
Function Hall

12:00

Mapping the Global Forum for Media Development: A Network Analysis of Members

This session will focus on a report that presents the results of the network analysis of GFMD members. This analysis specifically studied the communication channels used and the quality of relationships among members. The quality of relationships was assessed using measures of social capital. The report also provides recommendations for strengthening the network. The contents of this report provide a quantitative baseline of the media development sector as of 2014-2015. Future network studies can track progress toward enhanced network strength overtime. 


Speakers
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Adam Saffer

Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Adam Saffer, USA, is an Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. His research takes a network perspective to explore the areas of advocacy and activism, social networks, and interactive communication technologies in public relations. Saffer and colleagues studied the Stop Online Piracy Act Campaign in 2012 where activist organizations employed interactive technologies to connect publics with their legislators. The... Read More →


Thursday September 22, 2016 12:00 - 12:30
Function Hall

12:30

GFMD Steering Committee election
Thursday September 22, 2016 12:30 - 13:30
Function Hall

13:30

Closing Session
Thursday September 22, 2016 13:30 - 14:00
Function Hall

14:00

Lunch
Thursday September 22, 2016 14:00 - 15:00
Lobby A

18:30