Global Media in Bonn

Das  diesjährige Global Media Forum : In Bonn treffen Sich Teilnehmer aus der Ganzen Welt um die Rolle der Kommunikation und von Presse und Öffentlichkei untersuchen

On June 17, the sixth DW Global Media Forum will kick off with a celebration of DW’s 60th anniversary. DW Director General, Eric Bettermann will welcome distinguished guests for a discussion on the changing values of international broadcasters in a globalized world. DW will also welcome speakers like Bernd Neumann, Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, and Lutz Marmor, ARD Chairman and Director General of Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR). This year’s Global Media Forum focuses on economic values and the media.

Another highlight from the conference’s first day will be a keynote speech from world renowned American linguist, philosopher, and political thinker, Avram Noam Chomsky. He will talk about how the media is being challenged from citizens who are reviving democracy.

The second day will start off with a session on global governance with guests including Aart de Geus, Chairman and CEO of the Bertelsmann Stiftung. This will be followed by a keynote speech and discussion from the German Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs, Guido Westerwelle.  The day will conclude with the 2013 Bobs awards ceremony.

On Wednesday June 19, the conference will come to a close with a keynote speech by physicist, philosopher and environmental activist, Vandana Shiva and final remarks from Bettermann. If you are interested in attending and being part of this year’s event, be sure to register as soon as possible.

Noam Chomsky at the 2013 Global Media Forum

Occupy , Noahm Chomsky 


Today we live live in times of vital importance. Our generations will decide in what kind of world all the coming generations will live in. Will it be a hostile world, deprived of live by a global doom machine of economic growth or will it be a planet full of live, with a striving humanity on day gaining the wisdom to fly to the stars?

The answer to this question will be the responsibility of our lives. So i ask the global media where do you stand? Will you defend a mad race of economic growth destroying everything lying in it’s path or will you inform the people about our problems and their consequences we will all face if we go on like nothing was amiss? Ladies and gentleman I hope you will make the right decision and decide for a live with a deeper meaning – Thanks!


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