I am delighted and honoured to announce that I have been invited to take part in this year’s Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum in Bonn, from June 11-13. As well as doing three 15 minute poetry readings during the conference, I shall also be on this year’s Cultural Panel.
Global Media Forum 2018: Global Inequalities
Deutsche Welle’s Global Media Forum is the only international media conference that brings together decision-makers and influencers from the worlds of journalism, digital media, politics, business, civil society and academia. The 2018 GMF offers a unique interdisciplinary approach to tackling one of the defining challenges of our time: global inequalities. There are inequalities everywhere – some highly visible, others obscure and insidious. From institutionalized racism to income inequality, the digital divide and power imbalances – inequalities are deeply rooted and complex. Are the media up to the task of understanding the dimensions and effects of inequalities? How can technology be both a galvanizer and an equalizer? What is the potential of technology in providing equal access to knowledge and power?