MeCoDEM had an interesting exchange with media assistance practitioners at the symposium “Media and Media Assistance in Fragile Contexts” in Berlin from 3-4th November. It’s the annual symposium of “FoME” (Forum Media and Development), a network of 16 German organisations active in international media development.
MeCoDEM’s Principal Investigator Katrin Voltmer (picture above) gave the keynote speech in which she discussed the virtues and perils of pluralism, voice, and civil society. Please see below for a slideshow of her presentation.
Gamal Soltan (picture left, 2nd from right) and Ines Drefs (left) spoke about their research findings from interview studies with journalists (see working paper) and media development experts (see policy brief) in a panel themed “Facing ethical dilemmas: Journalists and media development actors in conflict societies”. They were joined by Altaf Kahn (2nd from left), Co-founder of the Competence and Trauma Center for Journalists (CTCJ) in Peshawar. The panel was facilitated by Jan Lublinski (right), Head of Research and Evaluation at DW Akademie.