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2016 Jakarta World Forum for Media Development

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Plenary [clear filter]
Thursday, September 22
 

09:00 PDT

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 Susanne Berner

Head Strategy and Consulting Services, Deutsche Welle, 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... Read More →
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Mark Nelson

Sr 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... Read More →


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

10:30 PDT

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
avatar for Mark Nelson

Mark Nelson

Sr 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →


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

12:00 PDT

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... Read More →


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