Democracy Under Threat? The Role of Media in the Age of Populism
- Molly Ball, National Political Correspondent, TIME
- Ines Pohl, Editor-in-Chief, Deutsche Welle
- Barbara Junge, Deputy Editor-in-Chief, taz
The media is increasingly under attack. Its role as the fourth estate in democracies is eroding and many doubt its position as fair arbiter of information. How should media react to the ongoing attacks by increasingly powerful populist forces? How can media retake responsibility and restore trust? Is freedom of the press in danger, and, if yes, how can it be defended? What will be the consequences for democracy? What can we expect for the U.S. presidential election in 2020?
This event is part of the series “The Backlash Against Liberal Democracy”, which brings together influential voices from Europe and the United States to shed light on different aspects of the challenges that liberal democracies face. Speakers so far have included Timothy Snyder, Daniel Ziblatt, and Francis Fukuyama.
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