The Practitioner Roundtable on Friday morning from 10:30 to 12:30 will bring together various actors in the field of media and media assistance in fragile contexts to share experiences and discuss lessons learned.
Invited are media development practitioners working in the field and especially colleagues who are working in Civil Peace Service projects or similar programmes on the ground.
Samir Bol, Hakim George, Enrica Valentini, South Sudan
Stefanie Duckstein, Department of Media and Communication (DMC), Royal University of Pnomh Pen, Cambodia
Gustav Ebai, Community Radio Initiative of the Presbyterian Church in Cameroon
Elijah Gegra, Aminata F. Massaquoi, Sia Nyandemoh and Josephus Sankoh, Culture Radio, Freetown, Sierra Leone
Katja Gürten, Kutawato Multimedia Network (KuMuNet), Philippines
Qassim Khidir, Refugee Radio START FM, Iraq
Masood Momin, Afghan Journalists’ Peace Journalism Project
Christian Schulte, Radio Liberdade, Timor Leste
Key questions for discussion include:
- What are the main challenges that media development workers face in the field of media and conflict resolution?
- Which approaches and partnerships have proved to be successful? Which have not? Why?
- How can we strengthen local ownership and sustainability?
- How can we reinforce our networks in order to improve the exchange of lessons learned and good examples?