The Forum Media and Development (FoME) cordially invites you to this year’s symposium
"Observer, Agitator, Target Media and Media Assistance in Fragile Contexts"
3 - 4 November 2016, Berlin (Germany)

Registration will be open until 30 September.

The conference will investigate the relationship between media and conflict development in the context of violence and fragile statehood. One aim is to evaluate existing concepts and to develop new approaches for media assistance in crisis-riven and unstable countries. Another aim is to foster exchange between academic research and practices of media assistance in these countries. Experts from around the globe will gather to discuss the following subjects:

- Challenges of fragile statehood for media and media assistance
- Measuring the impact of media and communication on conflict
- Ethical dilemmas for journalists and media development actors in conflict societies
- The role of media in reconciliation and transitional justice
- Information verification and Open Source intelligence
- Safety and protection of journalists in conflict zones

Besides presentations and discussions, the symposium will also include a Media Development Coaching Session and a Practitioner Roundtable with contributions from Afghanistan, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Colombia, South Sudan and Timor Leste.

Please find more detailed information on speakers, topics and the programme at

The Forum Media and Development is a network of 16 German organizations active in international media development. The 2016 symposium is hosted by

The conference will take place at the Robert Bosch Stiftung (Französische Strasse 32, 10117 Berlin) from 3-4 November 2016. The admission is 50,00 EUR (including lunch on both days). Registration will be open until 30 September. Please register with Lara Eckstein:
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Christoph Dietz
FoME Coordinator
Postfach 10 21 04
D-52021 Aachen, Germany
Tel.: 0049 - 241 - 70 13 12 14
Fax: 0049 - 241 - 70 13 12 33
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