Europe-Asia Dialogue on the Challenges of New Technologies to the News Media

The proliferation of new media and information technologies pose great challenges on the news media industry. Nowadays, anyone with Internet access can publish online 24/7, making it hard for citizens to identifiy reliable sources. In this conference, changes, implications, as well as challenges are adressed, and different approaches in Europe and Asia are discussed.


The so-called "new media" is a double-edged sword: On the one hand, Internet news sites and social media have given voice to previously marginalized news consumers allowing them to generate and disseminate information and opinions. On the other hand, however, "citizen journalists" tend to ignore (and are woefully ignorant of) the ethical standards that are the legacy of the centuries long history of the so-called traditional media (print, wires and television), making it hard for users to differentiate between truth, myth and lies.

In this conference we want to trigger discussion in public forums on the challenges resulting from the "collapse of the old media" and share best practices across national boundaries in the strengthening of the digital media through better understanding of journalistic ethics. A special focus lies on the involvement of a younger generation of journalists in Europe and Asia regarding the implications of changes in business and technology.


Date: 31 October 2018, 16:00 to 19:30 (registration starts at 15:30)
Venue: Waseda University
(1-104 Totsukamachi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo)
Language: English/Japanese (simultaneous translation)


Organized by: Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES), Waseda University

Japan Office

7-5-56 Akasaka
Tokyo, 107-0052

+03 6277-7551
+03 3588-6035


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