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A Foundational World Forum

 
63 sessions, 113 speakers and presenters, 400 participants, 62 nationalities and one conclusion: more than ever, global cooperation among media assistance organisations is needed.
The World Forum for Media Development, held from September 20-22 in Jakarta, was the occasion to reposition GFMD at the very centre of the discussions around the future of media development. Global challenges require global solutions. The use of media by terrorist groups and authoritarian regimes, citizens’ right to free and accessible information, and financial difficulties faced by the media sector know no boundaries. The World Forum was a platform for those committed to addressing these challenges together.
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GFMD Elects its New Steering Committee and Ricardo Corredor from Colombia as New Chairman

The Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD) concluded on September 22, 2016 its fourth World Forum for Media Development with the election of a new steering committee. The three-day conference was organised from September 20-22, 2016 in partnership with the Press Council of Indonesia at Multimedia University Nusantara (UMN), Jakarta.

The new Steering Committee is composed of 20 members: 14 members elected in Jakarta and six incumbents serving a third and final term. The Steering Committee then elected Ricardo Corredor (Colombia), Executive Director of Fundación Gabriel García Márquez para el Nuevo Periodismo Iberoamericano (FNPI) as the new Chairman of GFMD. Kateryna Myasnikova (Ukraine) was chosen as Vice-Chair; Leon Morse (USA) as Secretary General, and Laurent Allary (France) as Treasurer.

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Viewing GFMD from a Network Perspective- by Adam Saffer, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

The Jakarta World Forum displayed the power and potential of the GFMD network. Members had the chance to form new relationships and continue established relationships. These relationships are fundamental to the health of the network. Through a network perspective, we can assess the health of the GFMD network and see the relationships among members.
As presented at the Jakarta World Forum, the network analysis illustrated the global reach of the GFMD network. Beyond visualizing members’ relationships, the network analysis study examined the patterns and strength of the relationships among members.

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#MediaDev16 Twitter Network Analysis

A Twitter network analysis was conducted of 2016 Jakarta World Forum for Media Development by mining the official hashtag for the Forum #mediadev16. As a result of this analysis two networks were identified. The first network was a combination of mentions and following-follower relations out of which three distinct groups emerged as illustrated in the first visual. The second network, as illustrated in the second visual, highlights the World Forum discussions among five distinct groups.
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Jakarta World Forum Session Highlights

 
The 2016 Jakarta World Forum for Media Development, GFMD’s quadrennial World Forum on Media Development, concluded on 22 September 2016 at the Universitas Multimedia Nusantara (UMN) in Jakarta, Indonesia. The three-day conference, held from 20-22 September, engaged with some of the most current issues in media development relating to extremism, technology, business models, and audiences including access to information and sustainable development goals. Full session reports for selected sessions can be downloaded from Sched.
 
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Collaborative Sessions: Get Ready for Results, Reports and New Initiatives

 
The Jakarta World Forum for Media Development hosted four collaborative, closed and open sessions which will inform future work-streams for GFMD and concerned members. Results of these processes will be shared with GFMD members in the coming months.
 
 
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Evaluation Survey Results of the 2016 Jakarta World Forum for Media Development

The survey results are finally in and we are pleased to note that an overwhelming 98.3% of the people who took the survey (61 responses) would recommend it to a colleague. Networking was the primary motivation for attending the conference and 76.7% reported absolute satisfaction with the conference’s ability to fulfil this need. Among those who had attended previous editions of the conference 72% rated their overall comparative satisfaction to be either ‘Very Good’ or ‘Excellent’ with the primary reasons being sector relevant content, organisation, and diversity of participation. Respondents greatly valued the fact that the conference venue was a university and not a hotel. However, some respondents also highlighted the need for coordinated and collaborative projects and increased orientation and interactive sessions among the members. There was a suggestion to have meeting/ interaction points at the conference where it is easy for people with similar interests to meet, interact, and network.

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International Press Review: Coverage of the 2016 Jakarta World Forum for Media Development

The 2016 Jakarta World Forum for Media Development was covered by GFMD’s member organisations and independent media outlets over the world. Both the conference as well as individual sessions received attention within media development communities in countries ranging from Trinidad and Tobago to Myanmar. The GFMD Secretariat conducted an international press review of the World Forum coverage. 

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During the GFMD World Forum: Candid Shots

The GFMD 2016 Jakarta World Forum was a product of the people that made it possible. You can find them all on our website.

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