Potsdam, 17 September 2020. The M100 Media Award ceremony honoring Hungarian journalist and former editor-in-chief of index.hu Sczabolcs Dull marked the end of this year’s M100 Sanssouci Colloquium media conference in the Raffael Hall of Potsdam’s Orangery Palace. This year’s prize was awarded to Szabolcs Dull in recognition of his outstanding commitment to media freedom and independent journalism. The M100 advisory board expresses its solidarity with the 36-year-old journalist, his efforts to champion the basic right of press freedom, and his battle against outside interference in editorial decision-making. read more “Our story is a European matter” – Hungarian journalist Szabolcs Dull honored with the M100 Media Award / M100 on the post-Covid media order
Potsdam, 16 September 2020. Through a digital event held from Potsdam, nearly 100 experts from around the globe will meet tomorrow in high-profile discussion groups and develop strategies to protect journalism and a democratic public sphere. The Hungarian journalist Szabolcs Dull will be awarded the M100 Media Award in the evening. Vice-Chancellor and Minister of Finance Olaf Scholz will deliver the keynote address. EU Commission Vice President Věra Jourová will open the award ceremony. Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatovic will present the award. The award ceremony will be broadcast live on our website.
Potsdam, 11 September 2020. On the evening of 17 September, Vice-Chancellor and Finance Minister Olaf Scholz will give the political keynote speech for the presentation of the M100 Media Award, which closes the M100 Sanssouci Colloquium in Potsdam. EU Commission Vice President Věra Jourová will open the awards ceremony. Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatovic will present the award. The entire event will be broadcast live on the internet.
Potsdam, 7 September 2020. The international M100 Sanssouci Colloquium media conference is honoring Szabolcs Dull with the M100 Media Award for his advocacy of press freedom and independent journalism. Dull is the former editor-in-chief of index.hu, the largest Hungarian news portal. Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatovic will present the award to the journalist, who was fired in July.
Potsdam, 1 September 2020. On September 17, a host of chief editors, policymakers and academic experts will convene under the header of “NEUSTART: Shaping the Post-Covid Media Order” to discuss the impact of the coronavirus crisis on journalism, media freedoms and democracy in Europe at the international media conference M100 Sanssouci Colloquium. This year’s hybrid conference will take stock of the role journalism has played and its performance throughout the pandemic. Above all, however, it will explore the question of what tools of public debate will impact the societies of tomorrow – and what we can do today to shape them.
Potsdam, 31 June 2020. Young journalists between 21 and 30 years old from all over Europe, including the European Union, the Eastern Partnership countries and Russia, can once again apply for the M100 Young European Journalists Workshop. The 25 selected applicants will work on the future of the European media order and the role of local journalism in a global world during an online decentralized workshop over six weeks in August and September. The participation of guest observers on single days is allowed on request. Deadline is on 31 July 2020.
Potsdam, 01 May 2020. “M100 Digital” holds many new opportunities for media exchange. In times of Covid-19 we are working intensively on our digital performance in order to continue to meet the acute need for discussion on democracy, the public sphere and digitalization and to dedicate ourselves to the new reality. What are the next steps for M100?
Potsdam, 27 October 2019. The M100 Sanssouci Colloquium (M100SC) on “From Pipedream to Realitiy – Democracy and the European Public Sphere” took place on 17 September 2019 in the Orangery Palace for the 15th time. About 60 editors-in-chief, politicians and historians discussed the future of the European public sphere, the state of press freedom and media innovation. Find here the detailed summary of the media conference.
Potsdam, 14 October 2019. The M100 Young European Journalists Workshop (M100YEJ) took place for the 15th time this year. Among the many highly qualified young journalists from Europe, the Eastern Partnership countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine) and Russia, 25 participants* were finally selected to attend a diverse workshop on “Reading in the Digital World – Innovative Journalism” from 9 to 18 September 2019. read more Review of the M100 Young European Journalists Workshop 2019
Potsdam, 01 October 2019. Alex Berlin attended the M100 Sanssouci Colloquium on 17 September and published a 20-minute feature with interviews and excerpts from the conference and award ceremony. The film is published on YouTube. English subtitles are available.
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