23 October, 2017. This year’s M100 Young European Journalists Workshop (M100YEJ) about “How to finance independent Journalism – Education, Platforms, and Business Models” was enormously successful. To learn more about the workshop with 15 young talented journalists from the Eastern Partnership Countries and Russia, read the detailed summary here.
24 September, 2017. This is the video of this year’s #M100SC! On September 14, almost 80 leading media- and opinion makers, politicians and science representatives from across Europe and the USA have discussed on how political, social and economic developments affect prospects for a free, democratic Europe, offered solutions and brought new approaches to the debate. The M100 Media Award was presented to the founder and CEO of Doshd TV, Natalia Sindeeva. Walter J. Lindner, State Secretary in the Federal Foreign Office, substituted the deseased Federal Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel. BILD Editor-in-Chief Tanit Koch offered a moving laudation.
The conference was supported by the State Capitalof Potsdam, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Federal Foreign Office and the National Endowment for Democracy. Sponsors have been oz capital, medienlabor and Facebook. Cooperation partners are Polis 180, Reporter ohne Grenzen, Sourcefabrik, Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg as well as VDZ. A big thanks to HeyFilm for the creation of the film.
Potsdam, September 21, 2017. During seven days of intensive workshop training of the M100 Young European Journalists Workshop our young journalists from Eastern Partnership Countries and Russia learned a lot on how to finance their own media projects, presented their projects to potential funders and did a 2-day internship in German media outlets. Here you get more insights into their achievements! The video is created by HeyFilm.
Potsdam, September 14, 2017. The M100 Media Award was presented to the founder and CEO of Doshd TV Natalia Sindeeva. State secretary in the foreign office Walter J. Lindner gave the political main speech, BILD editor-in-chief Tanit Koch the laudation.
Visual summary of the M100 Sanssouci Colloquium 2017
I am very moved, especially because I was not expecting to hear these words, which are like an embrace for me. So I want to thank you for this award, for the incredibly moving words of Giovanni di Lorenzo, for this wonderful sky that has welcomed me to Potsdam, and also to thank the Federal Chancellor for her touching words, and for her encouraging presence. Because the awareness raised heartens me a lot more than words. Roberto Saviano, M100 Media Award laureate 2016
It is a great honour for me to be here and receive this great price. It's a very big day for me. I thank Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel and Dr. Joachim Gauck for the kind and strong words, and for their appreciation. Thank you, I will never forget this day! Kurt Westergaard, danish cartoonist, M100 Media Award laureate 2010
At the same time, today’s prize is an appeal to all persons who hold positions of responsibility in governments, in culture and in the media: be steadfast, value-oriented and also COURAGEOUS when irresponsible persons and powers undermine or relativise our values of freedom. It is a virtue to yield to a convincing argument, but it is cowardice to yield to a threat from enemies of freedom. Joachim Gauck in his laudation to Kurt Westergaard, 2010
I receive [this award] with an immense joy, happiness and humility also, because I think by being with you today here, I am receiving this price in the name of those who are still suffering in the jungle of Colombia and of those in the world that are living in similar conditions and who cannot speak for themselves freely. Ingrid Betancourt, M100 Media Award laureate 2008
But I have to say that in our modern society the media has a very, very particular responsibility, also for the European idea. And I hope that the event today – and the events which will follow – will help us to communicate better, to explain better and to convince people that Europe – and acknowledging all the problems, the mistakes and the deficits – […] that at the end of the day the idea of European integration is the best idea that we have ever developed in our history. Günther Verheugen, former EU-Commissioner, in his keynote speech 2005