In the digitalised communication about politics and society, imbalances have occurred – at the Media Dialogue Hamburg 2018, possible solutions were discussed intensively. Hamburg’s first mayor, Dr. Peter Tschentscher, had invited top decision-makers from the media and communications industries. The focus was on the responsibility of content providers, advertisers and digital intermediaries for shaping a democratic public sphere and safeguarding journalistic diversity and quality. The discussion revolved around the current priorities in media policy: the proposal for an Interstate Media Treaty, the planned e-privacy regulation of the EU and the relationship between public service broadcasting and private-sector providers.
Keynote speaker at the Senate reception in the City Hall was US professor and technosociologist Zeynep Tufekci. Also op-ed writer for the New York Times, she has received international recognition with pointed contributions on the effects of social media, algorithms and artificial intelligence.
Grothe Medienberatung supports the conception and implementation of the Media Dialogue Hamburg.
Photo: Marcelo Hernandez