The 2017 Symposium of the Forum Media and Development will be held on 16–17 November, in Berlin, Germany.
Under the theme 'Power Shifts. Media Freedom and the Internet', the Symposium will feature discussions on recent development, strategies, and next steps in the field of media development and Internet governance. Questions to be addressed include: How to address Internet filtering and blocking in authoritarian regimes? How to counter 'fake news' without stifling freedom of expression? How to minimise risks emerging from cybersecurity initiatives? Should the media development community engage more in the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) processes? Should media development focus its attention more to international digital media enterprises? How to regulate or control the expansion of digital surveillance programmes? Should digital information literacy be more prominent on the media development agenda?
The event will bring together journalists, media managers, media development specialists, activists, academics, and representatives of governments and private companies from around the world, with the aim to exchange views and ideas on how to keep the Internet free and open.
For more information, visit the event webpage.