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Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum 2015, Bonn

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From Estonia to South Africa, Brazil to Philippines, 16 journalists around the world gather in Bonn, Germany to create another edition of Orange Magazine. This time, the team will publish a printed...

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Understanding social media vs digital jihad

by Kamilia Lahrichi On February 2015, three teenagers from a London school travelled to Turkey and allegedly crossed into ISIS-controlled areas in Syria. A few months after, the three: Shamima Begum, Kadiza Sultana and Amira Abase…

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[VIDEO] The Cost of Curated Content

In a plenary discussion at the Global Media Forum 2015, Albert Mucunguzi (PC Tech Magazine, Uganda) and Ebele Okobi (Facebook, UK) discuss the implications of internet.org (a Facebook initiative) providing free, curated content in Africa. Camera…

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[AUDIO] Transmedia storytelling

At the Deutsche-Welle Global Media Forum 2015, Guido Kowalski shares his perspective on “Transmedia storytelling” – a new mode of interactive storytelling for a new, digitally-awakened audience. Podcast by Hallie Haller from South Africa/Taiwan, photograph courtesy of…

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[VIDEO] Net-borne Nationalism: Taiwan

Taiwanese citizens took to digital platforms in order to protest a trade pact that would strengthen ties with China in 2014. Since then the digital space has become crucial in connecting Taiwanese citizens and allowing them…

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[VIDEO] Hashtags, a new tool for women peacekeepers

In post-conflict societies, the women can have the opportunity to become ambassadors of public diplomacy. And in today’s digital age, new media and social media offer new tools for women to promote their peace-keeping duties. Fifteen…

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[AUDIO] Preserving Freedom of Speech: a task for all

By Gabrielle Nina Mitch Participants from around the world attended the workshop ‘Preserving Freedom of Speech’ on Monday at the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum 2015 in Bonn. Director of Freedom of Expression and Media Development…

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Media told: Engage the digital audience

by Hallie Haller How do media outlets satisfy the need of the modern news consumers? Keeping audiences engaged given their limited attention span and the deluge of information available everywhere is a major challenge for journalists,…

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Aknowledging the four stages of extremism in social media

by Triin Ilves “As radicalization increases family influence decreases,”is the general rule to remember when fighting extremism in social media. Understanding the four different phases of radicalisation, the narrative could be changed. Although for some the…

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Q&A: Feminism, global development and peace

By Dmitri Romanovski Many researchers see the empowerment of women around the world as an essential element for sustainable development and global peace. Feminist activists are on the frontline of this process. Orange Magazine talked with…

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Digitalization affects politics, fails to bring democracy

by Anna Romandash The use of digital technology is testing the authorities and transforms the international relations, opening new opportunities for the diplomats as well as creating challenges for the traditional mediums. With e- and Twit-diplomacy,…

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Q&A: Stay objective!

Anna Romandash Being independent from the government is the luxury public media has. Ukraine is a prominent example where many strong broadcasters were developed as the country was pulled into a revolution. As they cover the…

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Learning to take a stand in the digital age

by Felipe Camara, Brazil For the first time since the protests of 1992 against President Fernando Collor, Brazilians staged street rallies just moments away of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Confederations Cup. A wave…

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[AUDIO] How to fight online propaganda?

By Dmitri Romanovski Digital and social media propaganda became a new tool that accompanies modern armed conflicts around the world. For Europe this issue became urgent with the conflict in Eastern Ukraine and an increased flow…

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The eternal flame, dedicated to 1.5 million people killed during the Armenian Genocide, is situated in the centre of the 12 slabs of the Memorial Complex, representing the 12 lost provinces. Visitors lay flowers around the flame commemorating the victims of Armenian Genocide. Photo by: Lilit Karapetyan

The unrecognized genocide victims get remembered

by Lilit Karapetyan, Armenia On April 24, 2015 Armenian Genocide marked its centenary. Under the slogan “I remember and demand” the tragic event was commemorated all over the world. After 100 years, Turkish government still refuses…

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Moldova – country at the digital crossroads

by Marina Shupac, Moldova The online media is reflecting the difficult geopolitical situation, where the differences between pro-Europeans and pro-Russians expose rift in the society. Protesting against pro-Russian Communist party in 2009, young Moldovans used online…

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[AUDIO] Empowering women through hashtags

By Dmitri Romanovski (Moldova) Can women in vulnerable situations be empowered by social media? What are the most important tools to secure the effect of media tools? Speakers of the panel ‘Empower women through hashtags –…

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When Foreign Affairs meet LGBT Rights

By Dmitri Romanovski Many countries around the world are still criminalizing LGBT status. However, the acceptance of equal rights for sexual minorities is growing and in recent years, we might have witnessed their spillover to the…

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Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum 2015

From Estonia to South Africa, Brazil to Philippines, 16 journalists around the world gather in Bonn, Germany to create another edition of Orange Magazine. This time, the team will publish a printed magazine available to the…

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