Initial information is available online at www.dw-gmf.de.
Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum 2013
• Organizers have begun setting the stage for the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum 2013.
• Next year's conference will feature a ceremony celebrating Deutsche Welle's 60th anniversary.
• The successful 2012 Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum in review.
The next Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum will take place from June 17-19, 2013, in Bonn, Germany. The conference will focus on "The Future of Growth - Economic Values and the Media".
Following on the success of this year's Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum, the three-day international congress slated for June will once again feature more than 50 workshops and podium discussions. In light of the huge challenges facing the world economy, concepts such as an energy turnaround, green economies, social justice and environmental responsibility are driving the debate about the economic future.
The media play a significant role within that context. On the one hand they are to deliver information and knowledge to broadly educate and sensitize the general public. On the other hand, they are expected to be watchdogs, spotlighting problems and holding those responsible accountable for their actions.
By bringing together experts from politics, business, finance, culture, academia, civil society and the media, the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum provides a unique, interdisciplinary platform for dialogue.
The 2013 conference will kick-off with a special ceremony to mark the 60th anniversary of Germany's international broadcaster. Deutsche Welle first went on air on May 3, 1953.