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With Angela Merkel (Federal Chancellor of Germany), Jesper Doub (Dir. News Partnerships, Facebook), Armin Laschet (Premier, North Rhine-Westphalia), Nuseir Yassin (Founder, Nas Daily), Anne Applebaum (Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist), Audrey Tang (Digital Minister of Taiwan).
Monday, June 14, 2021 at 10:00 AM   Absolutely Free   Online

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DW's interdisciplinary & international conference on Disruption & Innovation

The DW Global Media Forum 2021 continues to meet challenges head-on with digital solutions & intercultural exchange. On June 14 & 15, the hybrid conference will be livestreamed from DW headquarters & brought digitally to you - free of charge. Wherever you are, you are invited to join us to discuss the theme: Disruption & Innovation!

Be prepared to be stimulated, challenged & entertained at an event that is truly Made for Minds.

DW Global Media Forum
The international & interdisciplinary conference hosted by Deutsche Welle

On June 14 & 15, the Global Media Forum brings together media professionals & decision-makers from politics, civil society, culture, business & science from around the world to get together, discuss & explore solutions. Our topic in 2021: Disruption & Innovation. The event will be livestreamed from DW headquarters & brought digitally to you - free of charge. Be prepared to be stimulated, challenged & entertained!

Plenary Sessions
This year, we focus on the challenges of disruptive innovations while discovering opportunities to influence these developments. German Chancellor Angela Merkel will open the conference that will then be joined by, amongst others, Maria Ressa, Timothy Snyder, Audrey Tang, Nas Daily & Irene Kahn. In panel discussions, keynotes & more, we will discuss topics from AI surveillance tech to countering conspiracy theories. All formats will be interactive.

Partner Sessions
As has become the tradition, our partners from all over the world take part in the Global Media Forum by hosting a wide array of sessions as the second pillar of the conference program. In 2021, we look forward to, amongst others, contributions by the Friedrich Naumann Stiftung (based in Istanbul), the Association of German Newspaper Publishers (Berlin) & the Goethe Institute (Munich).

Fellows Program
The DW Global Media Forum fellowship program welcomes up to 200 people each year from around the world: This year's fellows, digital media professionals from Kenia & Pakistan to Ukraine & Brasil, will digitally join a series of capacity building workshops exclusively tailored for them. A unique part of the conference, the fellows will also contribute their ideas & experiences to the main program.
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