Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum

“One of the most radical political platforms in the history of the United States”: Carmen Pérez

Carmen Perez, executive director of The Gathering for Justice and co-director of the Women’s March, participated in the opening panel of the Global Media Forum in Bonn. Pressenza took the opportunity to interview her, the result of which we now…

Kasha Nabagesera a strong voice for LGBTI rights in Uganda

“,,,for her courage and persistence, despite violence and intimidation, in working for the right of LGBTI people to a life free from prejudice and persecution”. Fighting for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in Uganda,…

Propaganda and media bias the subject of Global Media Forum panel “Selective Truth”

Deutsche Welle / Press Release / Propaganda and media bias the subject of Global Media Forum panel “Selective Truth” Freedom of expression and media bias was the topic of a debate at the Global Media Forum on Monday, June 13,…

Global Media Forum 2016: Media, Freedom, Values

On the 13th of June the Global Media Forum, organised by Deutsche Welle will start in Bonn, Germany for the ninth time with the theme of “Media, Freedom, Values”. Over three days the conference will attract more than 2000 experts…

From landmines to nuclear weapons: the humanitarian approach to disarmament and the role of digital media

Hosted by Pressenza within the Global Media Forum organized by Deutsche Welle in Bonn Governments without nuclear weapons and civil society organizations have been changing their approach to disarmament and focusing on the humanitarian impacts of such weapons. This tactic…

Is it News or Propaganda?

The Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum officially opened today in Bonn, Germany with several speakers mentioning the “disinformation” coming from such countries as Russia and Iran through their publicly-funded media channels, Russia Today and Press TV respectively, both of which…

The International Campaign to abolish Nuclear Weapons at the Global Media Forum

A team of Pressenza is here at the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum from the 22nd to the 24th of June, an event hosted by the German public media organisation, Deutsche Welle which brings together over 2000 people from the…

Big media v social media in the global, nonviolent and humanist revolution

Pressenza panel at the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum 2014: From Information to Participation In 1999, the film Matrix presented a false cyber-world, in which those included take it for “reality”. The image of a computer generated space taking over…

‘Fear Sells, Fear Works, Fear Is a Winner, But Has No Future!’, Egyptian Political Satirist Bassem Youssef

Human Wrongs Watch Bonn, 2 July 2014 — Speaking in Bonn, Germany, Egyptian political satirist Bassem Youssef discusses the unsustainability of fear, saying “Satire was our weapon to dissect through the lies and rhetoric that were used to control the…

Noam Chomsky: A Roadmap to a Just World – People Reanimating Democracy

Transcript of Avram Noam Chomsky’s lecture: (Transcript of audio recording), Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum, Bonn, June 2013 Question from conference moderator at the end of the presentation: You have been very critical of the press. What would you like…