Professor Dr Tobias Debiel

Born in 1963, studied political science, sociology, economics and philosophy in Bonn; Professor of International Relations and Development Policy at the University of Duisburg-Essen; Director of the Institute for Development and Peace (INEF) and of the Käte Hamburger Kolleg/Centre for Global Cooperation Research, University of Duisburg-Essen

Dr Michèle Roth

Born in 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 in 1965, studied political science, German and philosophy at the Universities of Tübingen and Heidelberg and the London School of Economics and Political Science; 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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