10 years ago, FoME was launched as a network of institutions and individuals active in the field of media development cooperation. FoME has since influenced the discussion on international media development, especially with its annual symposia.
DW Akademie invited to a discussion with representatives of FoME and international experts about future challenges of media development in the fields of press freedom and access to information within the post-2015 process, media assistance in conflict areas, impact assessment in media assistance and the digital change. The event was also an opportunity to look back on ten years of experience exchange and cooperation among German media development organizations.
November 5, 2014, Deutsche Welle, Kurt-Schumacher-Str. 3, 53113 Bonn.
6:00 pm – Welcome Address
Christian Gramsch, Director DW Akademie
“FoME – why and how it started”
Helmut Osang, Senior Adviser, DW Akademie
“Seven challenges for future media development … and FoME”
Christoph Spurk, Institute of Applied Media Studies (IAM), Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW)
6:30 pm–8:00 pm – Panel Discussion
Eric Chinje, African Media Initiative (AMI), Nairobi/Kenya
Christoph Dietz, Catholic Media Council (CAMECO), FoME coordinator
Christian Mihr, Reporters Without Borders Germany
Mary Myers, Development Communication Consultant, United Kingdom
Leon Willems, Free Press Unlimited, Amsterdam, Chairman Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD)
Moderation Patrick Leusch, Head International Cooperation, DW Akademie