Rana Sweis

2012

8th Bodrum Roundtable organized by Istanbul based EDAM

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8thBodrumRoundtableorganized by Istanbul basedEDAM(Centre for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies) and London basedCER(Centre for European Reform). October 2012.
The event will bring together a select group of participants from politics, business, media and civil society. This years discussions will cover the implications of the euro crisis for the future of the EU and economic growth in Europe, as well as the politics and economics of aiding the transitions in the Arab world.

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2012

Mapping Digital Media Advocacy Summit

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The Mapping Digital Media advocacy summit in Istanbul gathered researchers and partners from 60 countries working on the Mapping Digital Media project. The Open Society Media Program has also commissioned background papers on a range of topics that are important for understanding the effects of new technology on media and journalism. The papers accompany a series of reports, "Mapping Digital Media," on the impact of digitization on democracy in 60 countries around the world.

The turmoil afflicting traditional media may well lead to a renaissance for investigative journalism in digital media. Whether or not this happens, however, will probably depend on whether journalists can come to terms with profound shifts in both the ethical and the commercial values of their work. This paper argues that objectivity will be increasingly displaced by transparency as an ethical base for journalism. On the commercial side, ubiquity will have greater value than exclusivity.

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