Peter Limbourg concluded the 2014 Global Media Forum on a high note saying that, "We should make the most of the opportunities presented by digital communication in order to enact positive change all over the world."
Germans still have an "overwhelmingly positive" image of the US, according to RTL's Editor-in-Chief Peter Kloeppel, speaking at a round table discussion centered on transatlantic relations in light of the NSA scandal.
Speaking at the DW Global Media Forum in Bonn, Germany, human rights activist Jenni Williams strongly criticized the international community's watered down diplomacy toward the President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe.
British journalist and WikiLeaks editor Sarah Harrison, who helped NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden get to safety on his flight from Hong Kong to Moscow, discusses the "Battle against unaccountable power."
"We need media that covers power and doesn’t cover for power," says U.S. journalist Amy Goodman in a discussion on political opinion-making in the digital age at the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum in Bonn.
Politics and media are under similar pressure to increase online traffic and be visually appealing, says German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier at the DW Global Media Forum in Bonn.
In the age of big data, Google critics say online services come at the price of freedom. Opponents say old business models for journalism are being redefined by the Internet and the people who use it.