The Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (DOC RI) on January 23 hosted a lively panel discussion with a distinguished line-up of journalists on the outlook for 2019 in global affairs.
An audience of more than 100 people at the DOC RI’s headquarters in Berlin was joined by 400 more online viewers following live on the DOC RI’s Facebook page. The whole discussion can be watched here:
Moderated by Deutsche Welle TV presenter Ali Aslan, the session reflected a range of media viewpoints from speakers Andrea Shalal (Reuters), Simon Shuster (TIME), Anli Serfontein (independent journalist and filmmaker from South Africa), Kim Hjelmgaard (USA Today) and Daniel Dagan (Israel Broadcasting Authority).
The panellists discussed issues including the Donald Trump effect on the news cycle and his impact on world affairs, the continuing impact of mass migration on European and global politics, whether and how Brexit will happen and its potential impact, and much more.
Jean-Christophe Bas, CEO of the DOC RI, said: “This was a terrific discussion – lively and provocative, with some intense exchanges of opinion – and one that really reflected the DOC’s drive to become a platform for innovative and forward-looking thinking. I was impressed by the depth of the thoughts of our speakers and their willingness to engage constructively with each other and the audience – there were some fascinating conversations that went on long into the evening after the panel finished. I would like to thank all of the participants, and look forward to a year full of such stimulating dialogue