Professor Tobias Debiel
Born 1963, studied political science, sociology and development economics at the University of Bonn; Professor of International Relations and Development Policy, Director of the Institute for Development and Peace (INEF), University of Duisburg-Essen.

Professor Dirk Messner
Born 1962, studied political science and economics at the Free University of Berlin and Sogang University, Seoul; Director of the German Development Institute (DIE), Vice Chair of the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WGBU); Lecturer in political science at the University of Duisburg-Essen.

Professor Franz Nuscheler
Born 1938, studied political science, history and public law at Heidelberg; Senior Fellow at the Institute for Development and Peace (INEF), University of Duisburg-Essen; Visiting Professor and Senior Fellow at the Johannes Kepler University Linz.

Dr Michèle Roth
Born 1973, studied political science, history and German literature at the Universities of Konstanz and Bonn; Executive Director of the Development and Peace Foundation (SEF), Bonn.

Dr Cornelia Ulbert
Born 1965, studied political science, German and philosophy at the Universities of Tübingen, Heidelberg and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE); Executive Director of the Institute for Development and Peace (INEF), University of Duisburg-Essen.


How to defend digital rights?


Internet freedom is threatened in many states by restrictions to net neutrality or by governments shutting down internet applications. But there are rays of hope. In different world regions, civil society is mobilizing to protect net neutrality. sef: discussed activists’ experiences from different world regions with ´Gbenga Sesan from Nigeria and Thomas Lohninger from Austria during a roundtable talk at the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum.

Read the most important results of the discussion in our short report

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sef: insights 5-6|2018


How can local media contribute to peaceful societies? Rev Geraldine Fobang from Cameroon and Dr William Tayeebwa from Uganda explain the challenges and chances for peace journalism in armed conflicts at the Berlin Summer Dialogue.

Read the interviews as sef: insights or watch them as video!

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