Media Evening – “Media that change the world”

Since 2011, Convergences organize an annual Media Evening within the Convergences World Forum. The Media Evening is one of the highlights of the Forum, and gathered over 800 participants in 2015 to discuss the role of the media as an agent for change and demonstrate how it can be a source of inspiration for its audiences to take positive action.

This year, the Media Evening organised with Sparknews and has been dedicated to impact journalism.

  • 20 chief editors from all over the world shared their experience of impact journalism with the audience
  • They participated in a SparkShow, a competition created by Sparknews to award the best innovative project dedicated to fighting climate change. 5 project leaders pitched their project on front of a Jury composed of chief editors, who buzzed the best and most innovative project. The winner has been awarded with articles in national and international newspapers.
  • The Media Evening concluded with a cocktail reception followed by a dancing party in the Palais Brongniart.

They have been on stage during the 2015 edition:

Fathy Abouhatab, Al-Masry Al-Youm (Egypt) – Mahfuz Anam, The Daily Star (Bangladesh) – Luca Berti, La Regione Ticino (Switzerland) – Charles Bichachi, Daily Monitor (Uganda) – Eric Chol, Courrier International (France) – Christian de Boisredon, Sparknews (France) – Marie-Adèle Djidjé, Fraternité Matin (Ivory Coast) – Bissane El Cheikh, Al Hayat (pan-Arab) – Glenda Estrada, El Heraldo (Honduras) – Nina Fasciaux, Le Courrier de Russie (Russia) – Takeshi Fujitani, Asahi Shimbun (Japan) – Emile Gankama, Les Dépêches de Brazzaville (Republic of the Congo) – Olivier Gasselin, L’Actu / Mon Quotidien (France) – Philippe Gélie, Le Figaro (France) – Slaheddine Grichi, La Presse (Tunisia) – Mourad Hachid, El Watan (Algeria) – David Haeberli, La Tribune de Genève (Switzerland) – Didier Hamann, Le Soir (Belgium) – Keith Hammonds, Solutions Journalism Network (USA) – Pu-shih Hsieh, The China Post (R.O.C. Taiwan) – Caroline de Malet, Le Figaro (France) – Kevin O’Sullivan, The Irish Times (Ireland) – Lekan Otufodunrin, The Nation (Nigeria) – Meriem Oudghiri, L’Economiste (Morocco) – Lova Rabary-Rakotondranovy, L’Express de Madagascar (Madagascar) – Shefali Rekhi, The Straits Times (Singapore) – Carlos Sanzol, La Nación (Argentina) – Amy Serafin, Sparknews (France) – Emilie Sueur, L’Orient-Le Jour (Lebanon) – Abdoulaye Tao, L’Economiste du Faso (Burkina Faso) – Michalis Tsintsinis, Ta Nea (Greece) – Ivan Ventura Cancio, Excelsior (Mexico) – Alain Zucker, Tages Anzeiger (Switzerland)

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