Jour Fixe 2016: Schedule

FoME Jour Fixe 2016:
Exile Media in Germany – Between Journalism and Activism

Thursday, May 12th, 2016 from 2 pm to 6 pm
at the Permanent Representation of the State of Sachsen-Anhalt (Vertretung des Landes Sachsen-Anhalt beim Bund),
Luisenstraße 18, 10117 Berlin


1.30 pm: arrival of speakers and guests

2 pm: opening of the conference by moderator Gemma Pörzgen (journalist and board member of Reporters Without Borders Germany)

2.05: welcome remarks by Christian Mihr (Reporters Without Borders Germany) and Klaas Glenewinkel (Media in Cooperation and Transition)

2.10: key note by Stephan Steinlein, State Secretary of the Federal Foreign Office

2.30: Panel I: Reporting from exile – experiences and lessons learned

  • Emin Milli, managing director, Meydan TV (Azerbaijan), based in Germany
  • Biniam Simon, editor in chief, Radio Erena (Eritrea), based in France
  • Maryia Sadouskaya-Komlach, former project coordinator, European Radio for Belarus, based in Poland
  • Ines Gakiza, political editor, Radio Publique Africaine, currently based in Germany

3.15: Panel II: How to set up an exile newsroom in Germany – challenges and opportunities

  • Abdalaziz Alhamza, co-founder, Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently (Syria), based in Germany
  • Itai Mushekwe, co-founder, Spotlight Zimbabwe, based in Germany/Canada/Zimbawe
  • Bashana Abeywardane, co-ordinator, Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka, based in Germany

4 pm: coffee break

4.30: Panel III: Quo vadis exile media in Germany?

  • all speakers and participants

6 pm: end of conference