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Friday, June 29 • 10:45 - 11:45
Chance or risk? — Social networks' global significance for journalism [E]

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The reputation of social networks has slightly changed: During the refugee crises, they became places of hatred and agitation. Especially since the US election in 2016, Facebook is under public criticism due to its role in the spreading of „fake news“. All around the globe, government make pressure for a stronger regulation of these digital services – and therefore to limit freedom of expression and press freedom.
Germany served as a dangerous precedence. The highly disputed Social Network Enforcement Act („NetzDG“) in 2017 was the beginning. Today, the approach is considered to be copied by Russia, Thailand or the Philippines.
However, the European debate too often misses the potential for journalism that social networks still have. This is true for Germany, but much more especially for countries with a limited freedom of the press. In regions without a stabile media system, social networks are today the only possibility to report critically.
In this session, three speakers will shed light on the different aspects of the discussion: Mohamed Hamama from Egypt will explain how his news outlet exists only because of Facebook and Twitter. The German blogger and news presenter Richard Gutjahr, however, will show how difficult it is being a victim of conspiracy theories, fighting not only against the trolls but also against the networks itself. Daniel Moßbrucker from Reporters Without Borders will finally present an approach on how a regulative framework for social networks could look like.

Links:
Unter Beschuss: Das #NetzDG in der Praxis. Ein Erfahrungsbericht (www.gutjahr.biz)
“Kannste dir nicht ausdenken”: Facebook lehnt Richard Gutjahrs Werbeposting für Vortrag über Hatespeech ab (meedia)
Reporter ohne Grenzen: Regulierung sozialer Medien

Moderators
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Katja Gloger

Autorin, stern
Die Stern-Autorin Katja Gloger (geb. 1960) arbeitete nach dem Studium der Slawistik und Politik zunächst als TV-Reporterin beim WDR und wechselte 1989 zum Stern nach Hamburg, für den sie als Korrespondentin aus Moskau berichtete. 2004 ging sie als politische Korrespondentin für... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Richard Gutjahr

Richard Gutjahr

freier Journalist
Richard Gutjahr ist Absolvent der Deutschen Journalistenschule in München und hat an der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Politik und Kommunikationswissenschaft studiert.Nach Stationen bei Süddeutsche Zeitung, CNN und WDR arbeitet Richard Gutjahr heute als freier Reporter für die... Read More →
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Mohamed Hamama

journalist, Mada Masr
Mohamed Hamama has been a writer from the Egyptian news website Mada Masr for three years. Mada Masr is an independent Egyptian online newspaper, founded in June 2013 by former journalists of the English-language newspaper Egyptian Independent following the shutting down of its editorial... Read More →
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Daniel Moßbrucker

Journalists, Security-Trainer, Reporter ohne Grenzen
Daniel Moßbrucker ist Referent für Internetfreiheit bei Reporter ohne Grenzen. Zudem arbeitet er als freier Journalist und Trainer für digitale Sicherheit. Er befasst sich vor allem mit den Themen Überwachung, Datenschutz & Internetregulierung.


Friday June 29, 2018 10:45 - 11:45
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