Jour fixe

June 10, 2015 - Dr. Anna-Maija Mertens

June 10, 2015 - Dr. Anna-Maija Mertens

Dr. Anna-Maija Mertens, Managing Director of Transparency International, spoke on "Lobbying in Germany" and the work of Transparency International. She drew a differentiated picture of the reality of lobbying in Germany with the dangers as well as opportunities of the influence by civil society and economic players on terms of political processes and legislation.

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June 02, 2015 - Dr. Claudia Nothelle

June 02, 2015 - Dr. Claudia Nothelle

Dr. Claudia Nothelle, RBB program director, spoke about the importance of public service broadcasting in Germany. With the Fellows, she discussed the dual broadcasting system in Germany.

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May 27, 2015 - Prof. Dr. Alexander Görke

May 27, 2015 - Prof. Dr. Alexander Görke

On May 27, 2015 a special Jour fixe, held by Prof. Dr. Görke on "Year 2015-70 years of journalism in transition" took place in the International Center for Journalism. In addition to the current Fellows, a group of journalism students from King's College New York and former Fellows were invited to the event. The appointment was moderated by Paul Glader, former Fellow of the vintage 2012/2013 and Professor at King's College New York.

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May 21, 2015 - Prof. Dr. Martina Metzger

May 21, 2015 - Prof. Dr. Martina Metzger

 Prof. Dr. Martina Metzger, Professor of Monetary Economics at the Berlin School of Economics and Law, spoke about the euro sovereign debt crisis and the problem Greece. You discussed the development of the crisis, the current situation and different solution scenarios, from "Grexit" up to rescheduling.

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Mai 13, 2015 - Philip Grassmann

Mai 13, 2015 - Philip Grassmann

Philip Grassmann, Chief Editor of the weekly newspaper der Freitag spoke on "der Freitag - symbiosis of online and print". He lectured about the big financing problem of quality journalism in the internet and on the opportunities for online and print through active participation of readers.

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April 22, 2015 - Pascal Thibaut

April 22, 2015 - Pascal Thibaut

Pascal Thibaut, Germany correspondent for the French international broadcaster Radio France Internationale (RFI) spoke on the topic "As a foreign correspondent in Berlin". In his role as Chairman of the Association of Foreign Press in Germany (VAP), he described the everyday work and problems of foreign correspondents in Berlin and how the VAP can assist its members in their work.

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April 15, 2015 - Dr. Christoph Mecking

April 15, 2015 - Dr. Christoph Mecking

At the beginning of the summer semester 2015 Lawyer Dr. Christoph Mecking of the "Institut für Stiftungsberatung" was invited to the jour-fixe. He spoke about the foundation landscape in Germany with its legal framework, special features and its changes.

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February 18, 2015 - Dr. Tanja Kiziak

February 18, 2015 - Dr. Tanja Kiziak

Dr. Tanja Kiziak, deputy managing director of the Berlin Institute for Population and Development, spoke about the challenges of demographic change in Germany and discussed this with the Fellows. They brought perspectives of their home countries into the discussion.

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February 11, 2015 - Rainer Eppelmann

February 11, 2015 - Rainer Eppelmann

The protestant pastor, former CDU politician and Minister for Disarmament and Defence of the last East German government hosted the jour fixe on february 15th. He talked about his life as a GDR opposition, dictatorship, freedom and why it is worth it to stand up for this freedom. The visit was a particularly impressive because Mr. Eppelmann, whose life story is a piece of German history, represents and lives this fight for freedom against all odds.

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January 22 2015 - Oliver Schlappat

January 22 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.

December 17, 2014 - Matthias Deller

December 17, 2014 - Matthias Deller

On December 17 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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November 19, 2014 - Klaus Pankau

November 19, 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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November 12, 2014 - Christof Fischoeder

November 12, 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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October 22, 2014 - Elke Pohl

October 22, 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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May 28 2014 - Markus Meckel

May 28 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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May 21 2014 - Pascal Thibaut

May 21 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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May 7 2014 - Philip Grassmann

May 7 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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January 22 2014 - Pavel Richter

January 22 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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Dezember 11 2013 - Christof Fischoeder

Dezember 11 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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December 4 2013 - Ulrich Deppendorf

December 4 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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November 27 2013 - Klaus Pankau

November 27 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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November 20 2013 - Christian Mihr

November 20 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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November 13 2013 - Prof. Dr. Alparslan Yenal

November 13 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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