The ‘Campfire Festival’ media gathering, one of Germany’s important journalistic events, is returning after the Corona pause. Saturday August 27th, the Campfire Festival will be held in front of the state parliament in Dusseldorf in cooperation with the Rheinische Post newspaper, which is based in Düsseldorf and has an average daily print run of 400 thousand.
At the media festival, which will be attended by 28 journalism organizations, the topics selected for a better future will be discussed in a free environment in a camp atmosphere. This year, mainly; ‘The war in Ukraine, Europe, climate and fake news’ headlines will be the topics of discussion of journalists.
While discussion tours are held with journalists, experts and politicians in the festival area, visitors will be able to actively participate in these discussions. The Media Festival aims to bring journalism and social discussion closer to people again.
Many other events will also be held at the festival. The authors will present their books to the reader on the reading stage, while local radio stations will broadcast live from the festival. Podcasts will be recorded live in front of an audience, while there will also be hands-on events and workshops at the festival.
The International Journalists Association e.V. (IJA) will also participate the festival, where media institutions and their employees will come together, IJA will announce a very striking report to the public for the first time at the festival. The report is over journalists whose assets have been confiscated in Turkey.
The international report ’The Methods of Interference in Media Freedom: Confiscation of Property and Defamation in International Financial Institutions” will be announced to the world how authoritarian regimes interfere with media freedom using different methods.
In addition, a session titled ‘New media practices against censorship by authoritarian regimes’ will also be held at the IJA event tent. Journalists Cevheri Güven and Levent Kenez will participate in the session, which will be moderated by journalist Erkan Pehlivan.
The discussions held at the festival will also be accessible online on the ”Discuss with Me” internet platform, The festival, which will take place in front of the state parliament in Düsseldorf, is open to everyone and admission is free.