Troublemaker or facilitator? – The role of media in intercultural dialogue – International Qantara.de Conference
Monday, October 25, 2010 at 14:00 and Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at 10:00
Europa Saal, German Federal Foreign Office, Unterwasserstraße 10, 10117 Berlin
What role do the media play in intercultural dialogue? Are they troublemakers or facilitators? What responsibilities do journalists
have in a globalized world? What impact does the Internet in general and the interactive formats known as “Web 2.0”
in particular have on journalism ethics and quality journalism? These questions and more will be discussed at the Qantara.de
conference. For details see the attached program. The conference will be conducted in English.
We are fortunate to have some very renowned media professionals and experts in intercultural dialogue as speakers at this
conference. At the opening session, Abdelbari Atwan, Editor-in-Chief of the London based newspaper Al Quds Al Arabi and
Michael Slackman, the Berlin Bureau Chief for the New York Times will meet for a debate.
The recent media-related findings of the Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Foundation on “Cross-cultural relations in the
Mediterranean” will be presented by André Azoulay, President of the Foundation and Counselor to HM the King of Morocco.
We expect about 300 high-ranking delegates and representatives from international and German media, think tanks, crossculture
organizations, German and international foundations and renowned NGOs to attend. The conference is held under
the auspices of the German Federal Foreign Office and organized in cooperation with Deutsche Welle. The Internet portal
Qantara.de is a concerted effort by the Federal Center for Political Education, Deutsche Welle, the Goethe-Institut and the
Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations to promote dialogue with the Islamic world. It is funded by the German Federal