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How can journalism regain public faith?

12th September 2017 12.00 am at Impact Hub Athens on the occasion of
Athens Democracy Forum 2017

“Fake News”
“State Propaganda”

Never has the press been challenged by public suspicion and distrust as as much as in recent years. Are labels like “dishonest media” driven purely by political games, or are journalists also to blame for flailing confidence from growing parts of the public? When is taking a stance justified or even necessary as a journalist and when does it harm the credibility of a reporter? Are journalists players or referees in the game of democracy?


Serge Schmemann

Member of the editorial board
The New York Times

Philip Faigle

Head of #D17
Zeit Online

Simon Wilson

Brussels Bureaux chief
BBC News Europe

Prune Antoine

Independent journalist
Correspondent of L’Obs

Tasos Telloglou

Independent journalist
Skai TV/Kathimerini

Our Panel

After organising a successful panel discussion last year called „The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly - Reporting Europe in Times of Crisis“, hostwriter and oikomedia will collaborate again with the ADF NYT. With financial support of the Tandem Europe program, we brought nearly 200 journalists and members of the public together with a high profile panel (NYT Pulitzer Prize winner, BBC Europe chief, …) to have an open discussion about nationalised reporting. The format’s success proved that there is a high demand for more interaction and exchange between legacy media, young journalists and the general public.

On the occasion of the NYT ADF

The New York Times Athens Democracy Forum brings together politicians, policy makers, journalists, scholars and experts from the fields of business, finance and technology to explore the challenges to liberal democracy and ways to face them. Speakers include Former Secretary General of the United Nations Kofi Annan, North Korean Defector and Human Rights Activist Hyeonseo Lee, and many more.

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