Potsdam, July 10, 2017. About 60 highly qualified young journalists from all the Eastern Partnership countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine) as well as from Russia have applied for this year’s #M100YEJ, titled “How to finance independent journalism”. The selection was challenging, because we could only choose 15 out of all the creative, experienced and promising applicants. Thanks to all applicants for their amazing and impressing applications. We want to encourage you to continue pursuing your projects and ideas. To all the selected, we hope to provide you valuable advice and contacts for the realisation of your own projects. You can find the list of this year’s participants of the M100YEJ 2017 here:
“The development in more and more countries in the world shows that freedom of press and opinion are mandatory for democracies. The media cooperation between Deutsche Welle and M100 Sanssouci Colloquium helps channeling the journalistic energy on this important European platform for the defence of those values.”
Peter Limbourg, Director, Deutsche Welle, Germany
These are the moderators of this year’s #M100SC, titled “Democracy or Despotism? The Renaissance of Dark Powers”: Astrid Frohloff, Ali Aslan, Christoph Lanz and Leonard Novy. The event takes place on Thursday, 14 September 2017 in the Orangery of Potsdam-Sanssouci.