- Nov. 12, 2019
-- November 20-22, Prague will play host to the Second International "Media Forum 2019: Freedom of Journalism in the Context of Human Rights, New Technologies and International Information Security". International media experts, journalists, diplomats, lawyers and political analysts will address the most pressing issues in the world of the media and try to secure fundamental solutions. More than 80 experts from around the globe are scheduled to participate in the media forum, among them - Anis Bajrektarevic (Austria), Professor and Chairperson, International Law and Global Political Studies, Farhat Asif (Pakistan), editor of The Diplomatic Insight, editor-in-chief of Global News Pakistan, Chavdar Minchev (Bulgaria), editor-in-chief of International Affairs magazine, Tiberio Graziani (Italy), Chairman Vision & Global Trends, International Institute for Global Analyses, Srdja Trifkovic, journalist, author, editor for Chronicles magazine and many others.
Paradoxically, in the era of advanced technologies and highly developed economic systems the global community is existing in the conditions of total vulnerability. The trends which seemed inspiring before, have yielded unexpected results: globalization has aggravated local conflicts, tolerance has laid bare the issue of values and meanings, multiculturalism has brought forth the subject of identity and tradition. Finally, the question about the "power of law" and "the law of power" has come to the fore.
The world has entered an era of ideological multipolarity. This was acknowledged by Francis Fukuyama, the author of the End of History. "What I said back then (in 1992) is that one of the problems with modern democracy is that it provides peace and prosperity but people want more than that... liberal democracies do not even try to define what a good life is, it's left up to individuals, who feel alienated, without purpose, and that's why joining these identity groups gives them some sense of community. This extended period, in which a certain set of ideas about the benefits of unregulated markets took hold, in many ways it's had a disastrous effect."
Are the media ready to appropriately reflect the new reality that challenges much of what is known as the "mainstream"?
This is the subject of the session "Contemporary Journalism in the New Ideological Multipolarity."
New information technologies have provided humanity with an ocean of opportunities, which is fraught with considerable danger and a lot of trouble. At present, cyber security issues affect nearly every user of the Net: be it an individual, a large corporation or a country. Fear of nuclear war is replaced with an equally destructive threat. Cyber wars have a tendency to grow - from point and local to large-scale and even global, with unpredictable consequences. How are cyber security issues presented in modern media? Experts will discuss these and other issues at the session "Information and Communication Technologies in the Media."