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Friday, May 19 • 12:00 - 13:00
Quality Journalism in Insecure Times: New Ways Forward

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Around the world, quality journalism is being challenged from all sides. The economic crisis, fuelled by rapid digital change, is putting pressure on traditional media. Connected with the rise of social media, trust in professional journalism is in decline. Moreover, political pressures are restricting freedom of expression in an increasing number of countries. What are the promising new business models and alternative media concepts that can support media professionalism and sustainability?
Organised in partnership with the Media Program South East Europe of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS).

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Christian Spahr

Director Media Program SEE, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung
Christian Spahr is director of the Media Program South East Europe of the German think tank Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), supporting quality journalism and media diversity. Prior to this, he was spokesperson at the German high-tech association BITKOM and business editor with one of... Read More →

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Anna Babinets

Editor, OCCRP
Based in Kiev, Ukraine, Anna Babinets is a reporter for and co-founder of the independent investigative journalism agency Slidstvo.Info. Since 2015, she has worked as a regional editor for the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), an investigative reporting platform. She specialises in corruption in the Ukrainian Army, security sector and oil and gas market. She is a member of YanukovychLeaks team that recovered thousands of documents left behind by... Read More →
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Joan Chirwa

Editor-in-Chief & CEO, The Mast
Joan Chirwa is editor-in-chief and CEO of the newly-established independent newspaper The Mast, founded late last year as the successor to The Post, which was placed under liquidation in November 2016 following years of official harassment over its critical reporting. Before taking on her current position, she served as managing editor of The Post, where she began as a correspondent and worked for 11 years, quickly rising through the ranks. After the closure of The... Read More →
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Florian Nehm

Head of Corporate Sustainability & EU-Affairs, Axel Springer SE
Florian Nehm is Head of Corporate Sustainability and EU-Affairs at Axel Springer SE, one of Europe’s leading multimedia publishing houses with headquarters in Berlin. After earning his M.S. in Economics at Colorado State University, he began his career in journalism at German nat... Read More →

Friday May 19, 2017 12:00 - 13:00
House of the Patriotic Society (*Reimarus Room)

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