Join the U.S. Agency for Global Media, media experts, practitioners, opinion leaders and policy makers for the Media for Democracy Forum #M4DF: a multi-session event designed for exchanging ideas and networking.
The mission of USAGM stands squarely in the intersection between democracy and the media, and relies upon utilizing technology to support both. We are convening this forum to discuss how a free press and information technology can support democratic institutions throughout the world and prepare for the challenges facing democratic values and forms of governance. The forum aims to identify best practices and opportunities for collaboration across sectors, as well as forge ties among groups interested in leveraging technological developments to bolster access to unbiased information and support freedom and democracy.
9:00 AM Welcome to the Forum
9:10 AM Opening Keynote: Why Media for Democracy, and Why Now?
9:45 AM New and Emerging Threats to Media Freedom: What’s Next?
11:00 AM Coffee Break and Networking
11:15 AM Networks of Destruction: Disinformation and its Discontents
12:30 PM Lunchtime and Networking
1:15 PM Keynotes: Re-Engaging in the Information Battlefield
1:45 PM Machined Media: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Journalism
3:00 PM Coffee Break and Networking
3:15 PM Re-imagining Journalism: Storytelling for Civic Engagement
4:30 PM Closing Remarks: Key Challenges and Next Steps