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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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Branko Brkic

Editor, Daily Maverick
Branko Brkic is founder and editor of the Daily Maverick, a Johannesburg, South Africa-based daily online newspaper founded in October 2009. Prior to that, he published and edited the now-defunct South African business magazine Maverick from 2005 to 2008. Brkic started his career publishing fiction and non-fiction books in what was then Yugoslavia before moving to South Africa in 1991. He launched Timbila, the South African National Parks magazine, in 1998 and Brainstorm, South... 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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