The Berlin Freedom of Expression Forum

Censorship and Freedom in Traditional and New Media: The Revolution of Media as a tool of Freedom of Expression

(Berlin, International Conference, February 28th - March 2nd, 2012)

Conference Speakers

The speakers during the conference will include leading figures from the field of international politics, media & journalism and representatives from leading civil society organizations from across the world.

Speakers for the conference include:
  • Alexandra Föderl-Schmid
    Editor in Chief, Der Standard, Austria
  • Alexandra (Dordea) Postelnicu
    Senior Editor, Evenimentul Zilei
  • Anatoly Golubov
    Delfi.Lv russian edition editor-in-chief
  • Dr. Anthony Grayling
    Philosopher, first Master of New College of the Humanities
  • Arnold Amber
    Director of CWA-SCA Canada
  • Clive Myrie
    BBC Reporter
  • Amb. Craig Murray
    Former British Ambassador to Uzbekistan; Chairman of Westminster Development Ltd.
  • David Gow
    Former European Business Editor, The Guardian
  • Derrick Z. Jackson
    Journalist, the Boston Globe
  • The Hon. Frank La Rue (Video Lecture)
    UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression
  • Prof. Gavin Phillipson
    Professor in Durham Law School, UK
  • Heather Blake
    Head of Reporters without Borders (UK)
  • Jerry Edling
    Editor in Chief of "PD" Magazine, University of Southern California
  • Josh Wolf
    Documentary Filmmaker and Freelance Journalist
  • Dr. Joel Mathewson
    Assistant Professor of Journalism, Medill School, Northwestern University
  • John Hemming (MP)
    Member of the British Parliament
  • Judy Muller
    Journalist, Reporter for ABC, NBC, NPR
  • Kathleen Carroll
    Executive Editor, Associated Press; Co-Chair Pulitzer Board
  • Lluís Foix
    Director, La Vanguardia
  • Marta Cooper
    Editorial Assistant, Index on Censorship
  • Peter Craven
    Deutsche Welle Presenter
  • Rebecca MacKinnon
    Co-founder of Global Voices Online
  • Renate Schroeder
    European Director, International Federation of Journalists
  • Ribal Al Assad
    Founder & Chairman of the Iman Foundation
  • Rudolf Porsch
    Director, Axel Springer Academy
  • Vicky Hayward
    Freelance Journalist