Jour fixe

26th January 2015 Jour fixe on site: Bundespressekonferenz

26th January 2015 Jour fixe on site: Bundespressekonferenz

On January 26, 2015, the Fellows visited the Bundespressekonferenz (National Press Confernce). There they were given an insight into the communication between journalists and the government, or their spokespersons.

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22th January 2015 - Oliver Schlappat

22th January 2015 - Oliver Schlappat

Oliver Schlappat, Public Relations Officer at the German Press Council (Deutscher Presserat) visited the European Journalism-Fellowships. The Fellows were introduced into general information about the work of the German Press Council and media ethics borderline cases were discussed. Particularly in light of the attacks on press freedom in Europe.

17th December 2014 - Matthias Deller

17th December 2014 - Matthias Deller

On 17 December 2014, the director of the district court Königs Wusterhausen Matthias Deller was a guest. He gave an introduction to the German legal system and its features. These were subsequently discussed comparing with the legal systems of the Fellow's countries of origin.

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19th November 2014 - Klaus Pankau

19th November 2014 - Klaus Pankau

Klaus Pankau, former chairman of IG BAU and current branch manager at WISAG Commercial Cleaning Holding visited the Fellows. He spoke about the work of labor unions in Germany and the challenges they face within the changes of the labor market.

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12th November 2014 - Christof Fischoeder

12th November 2014 - Christof Fischoeder

Communications consultant Christof Fischoeder and the Fellows discussed the relationship between journalism and public relations. Our guest moved the responsibility and care of journalistic work at the center of the discussion. The journalists should always be careful regarding the information given by the public relations, because of the interests of their clients.

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29th October 2014 - House of the Wannsee Conference

29th October 2014 - House of the Wannsee Conference

The first Jour fixe on-site appointment for the new EFJ Fellows of 2014/2015 was in the House of the Wannsee Conference. The tour through the exhibition illustrated clearly the technocratic approach to the so-called "Final Solution" and gave insights into the inhuman ideology of the Nazis.

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22th October 2014 - Elke Pohl

22th October 2014 - Elke Pohl

On October 22, 2014 the head of the public relations of the Berlin Senate for Integration and Migration visited the European Journalism Fellowships.

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11th June 2014 - former Tempelhof Airport

11th June 2014 - former Tempelhof Airport

The guided tour in the former Tempelhof Airport showed insights in the history of the place and its role before, while and after the second world war.

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11th June 2014 - former Tempelhof Airport

11th June 2014 - former Tempelhof Airport

The tour went from the front tarmac on the departure hall, the courtyards and mysterious places in the underground ...

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11th June 2014 - former Tempelhof Airport

11th June 2014 - former Tempelhof Airport

... except for the former basketball court of the stationed American soldiers during the Cold War.
The guide showed that the airport was hardly used for air traffic, but has experienced a variety of uses and history.

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4th June 2014 - House of the Wannsee-Conference

4th June 2014 - House of the Wannsee-Conference

The Jour fixe on-site took place at the House of the Wannsee-Conference. The history of the place was brought to the Fellows by a guided tour and the exhibition showed the consequences of the so-called Wannsee-Conference regarding to the fate of the european jews during the holocaust.

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28th May 2014 - Markus Meckel

28th May 2014 - Markus Meckel

On 28 May 2014, Markus Meckel, the President of the German War Graves Commission visited the EJF. On the subject of processing of history as a European task, the work of the association was explained. From this point of view, current political issues, as well as history and stories from the Fellows' countries of origin were discussed.

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21th May 2014 - Pascal Thibaut

21th May 2014 - Pascal Thibaut

On May 21, 2014 Pascal Thibaut, Chairman of the Association of Foreign Press in Germany visited the EJF. It was the work of the assosiation in general and the work of foreign correspondents that were specifically discussed.

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07th May 2014 - Philip Grassmann

07th May 2014 - Philip Grassmann

Philip Grassmann, editor of the weekly newspaper der Freitag, illustrated the symbiosis between online and print on the example of his newspaper. He presented the concept of der Freitag and thus gave an example of how the print journalism can understand the power of the Internet as an opportunity and not just as a threat to journalism.

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22th January 2014 - Pavel Richter

22th January 2014 - Pavel Richter

Pavel Richter, Director of the Wikimedia Germany stated the importance of free knowledge and gave insights into the world of Wikipedia. The positive peculiarities, mechanisms but also problems in Wikipedia were emphasized and discussed on the basis of exemplary articles.

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11th Dezember 2013 - Christof Fischoeder

11th Dezember 2013 - Christof Fischoeder

The communications consultant Christof Fischoeder stimulated with the thesis "Why are you doing it so easy for us?" a discussion of the tension between journalism and public relations.

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04th December 2013 - Ulrich Deppendorf

04th December 2013 - Ulrich Deppendorf

The head of the ARD Berlin Studios gave insight into his daily work under the topic "Between Proximity and distance: Capital Reporting". He described the changes in the relationship between journalism and politics since moving from Bonn to Berlin and the work with the Parliament today as a balance between closeness and distance from politics for a high quality and professional reporting.

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27th November 2013 - Klaus Pankau

27th November 2013 - Klaus Pankau

The former chairman of IG Bau spoke on "workers' unions and their role in Europe." The Fellows learned a lot about the work, structure and development of employers' organizations and labour unions in Germany. Afterwards, the effects of a minimum wage on the work of labour unions and the German and European labor market has been discussed on this basis.

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20th November 2013 - Christian Mihr

20th November 2013 - Christian Mihr

The managing director of the German section of Reporters Without Borders spoke on "how surveillance technology threatens press freedom around the world". The talk was based on the description of the everyday work of Reporters Without Borders about the dangers of journalists in conflict zones to appeal to a sensitive and safe use of digital communication and also be able to ensure the protection of sources.

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13th November 2013 - Prof. Dr. Alparslan Yenal

13th November 2013 - Prof. Dr. Alparslan Yenal

Topic of the Jour fixe was "Turkey's role between East and West", but also domestic political perspectives and forecasts were negotiated and discussed.

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26th June 2013: Prof. Dr. Peter Schiwy at the Jour fixe

26th June 2013: Prof. Dr. Peter Schiwy at the Jour fixe

Lawyer and retired director of NDR Prof. Dr. Peter Schiwy was invited to talk about the European media law and the regulation efforts of EU policy. Especially they discussed the role of the state in terms of TV programme compositions.

 

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29th May 2013: Martin Heller at the Jour fixe

29th May 2013: Martin Heller at the Jour fixe

For the last Jour fixe in May Martin Heller, director of Crossmedia at the Axel-Springer-Academy, was invited. He talked about the changes of media use in our digital society and discussed the resulting multimedia-based challenges for journalism in these days.

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08th May 2013: Bärbel Romanowski at the Jour fixe

08th May 2013: Bärbel Romanowski at the Jour fixe

Freelancer and media consultant Bärbel Romanowski was invited to talk about journalism during transformational processes. As former journalist in the German Democratic Republic she spoke about the difficult circumstances and conditions for journalists working there and talked in addition about her very personal experiences as East German journalist after German reunification.

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20th February 2013: Heinz Buschkowsky at Jour fixe

20th February 2013: Heinz Buschkowsky at Jour fixe

On 20th February the district mayor of Berlin-Neuköllln, Heinz Buschkowsky, was invited to close the Jour fixe line of winter term 2012/2013 as last guest speaker. Mr. Buschkowsky spoke about the problems and opportunities of Neukölln and discussed several questions of integration policy with the fellows.

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6th February 2013 - Dr. Martina Metzger about the future of the Euro

6th February 2013 - Dr. Martina Metzger about the future of the Euro

At this jour fixe Dr. Martina Metzger the director of the Berlin Institute for Financial Research talked about the causes of so-called euro crisis. After her analysis she gave an outlook on possible solutions, which were then discussed among the Fellows.

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Last Jour fixe in January: Dr. Gregor Mayntz at EJF

Last Jour fixe in January: Dr. Gregor Mayntz at EJF

On 30th Janaury the chairman of the Bundespressekonferenz, Dr. Gregor Mayntz, was invited as a guest speaker for the Jour Fixe. He talked about the history of the Bundespressekonferenz and on their significance as a unique international institution of its kind.

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23rd January 2013: Wolfgang Grenz as guest speaker at Jour fixe

23rd January 2013: Wolfgang Grenz as guest speaker at Jour fixe

For the Jour Fixe on January 23rd, Wolfgang Grenz, the General Secretary of the German section of Amnesty International was invited as a guest speaker. With the fellows he discussed on the situation of human rights in Europe. In particular, the refugee policy of the European Union, and religious discrimination were discussed and criticized.

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5th December 2012: Christian Mihr as speaker at the Jour fixe

5th December 2012: Christian Mihr as speaker at the Jour fixe

For the first Jour fixe during the Advent season Christian Mihr, the director of the German section of Reporters without Borders, was invited. He spoke about the theme "network neutrality as condition for online press freedom".

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21st November 2012: Rainer Eppelmann speaks about "Opposition in the GDR"

21st November 2012: Rainer Eppelmann speaks about "Opposition in the GDR"

For the Jour fixe of 21st November 2012 Rainer Eppelmann, chairman of the management of the Federal Foundation for the Reappraisal of the SED Dictatorship, was invited. He talked about his work for freedom and democracy in the GDR and gave lively insights into the time of the peaceful revolution.

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24th October 2012: first jour fixe of winter term 2012/2013

24th October 2012: first jour fixe of winter term 2012/2013

On 24th October 2012 the jour fixe started again.This time Christof Fischoeder, communications consultant, was invited and talked critically about the relation between PR and journalism with the new fellows.

 

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30th May 2012: Prof. Dr. Günther von Lojewski at the jour fixe

30th May 2012: Prof. Dr. Günther von Lojewski at the jour fixe

For the last jour fixe in May 2012 Prof. Dr. Günther von Lojewski, the former SFB (Sender Freies Berlin) director, was invited to talk to the fellows. He spoke about the development and changes of journalism during the last 50 years.

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Jour fixe on 23rd May, 2012

Jour fixe on 23rd May, 2012

For the forth jour fixe in May Philip Grassmann, the chief editor of the weekly newspaper der Freitag, was invited. He spoke about the opinion orientated concept and the future online focused development of the newspaper.

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Jour fixe on 9th May, 2012

Jour fixe on 9th May, 2012

On 9th May, Dr. Martin Salm, chairman of the foundation Remembrance, Responsibility and Future gave a lecture at the jour fixe. He spoke about functions, the self-conception and future challenges of the foundation.

 

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Jour fixe on 2nd May, 2012

Jour fixe on 2nd May, 2012

On 2nd May Prof. Manfred Güllner, business leader of the forsa Institute, was at the jour fixe. He delivered interesting insights into the current german opinion research and spoke about the situation of the political parties in Germany. Furthermore, for the first time in this term the fellows of the programme Journalists International (JIL) took part in the jour fixe.

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25th April 2012: Prof. Hermann Parzinger at the jour fixe

25th April 2012: Prof. Hermann Parzinger at the jour fixe

For the last jour fixe of April the president of the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Hermann Parzinger, was invited. He spoke about the background of the foundation, about its current projects and about the future perspective of the foundation.

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Jour fixe at the beginning of summer term 2012

Jour fixe at the beginning of summer term 2012

On 18th April Markus Meckel, retired german foreign minister and member of the Federal Parliament from 1990 to 2009, talked with the fellows about rehabilitation of the past as a european challenge.

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Jour fixe on 25th January, 2012

Jour fixe on 25th January, 2012

Uwe Rada, author und taz-journalist, talks about "history in the flow" - what means about river, which run through different states and thereby tell their own special story.

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Jour fixe on 18th January, 2012

Jour fixe on 18th January, 2012

Dr. Martina Metzger, business leader of the Berlin Institute for Financial Market Research, discusses about the future of the Euro.

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Jour fixe at the beginning of 2012

Jour fixe at the beginning of 2012

Matthias Deller, director of the district court Königs Wusterhausen, talks with the fellows about the situation of justice in Germany. 

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Jour fixe on 3rd November, 2010

Jour fixe on 3rd November, 2010

Hans-Christian Ströbele (Bündnis 90/Die Grünen) talks about "german security policy".

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