Panel discussion at the Exile Media Forum 2018 Foto: Claudia Höhne

Exile Media Forum 2018

Exile Media Forum 2018

In 2018, the Exile Media Forum took place for the first time. The conference brought together more than 100 experts from Germany and Europe to address different questions on exile journalism.

The writer SAID provided a very personal look at 50 years of exile in his keynote speech. Touching words that show the inner conflicts that exile can trigger in a person. Refuge, home, but also renunciation and escape, all this SAID unites in the metaphor of language.
As prelude to the conference, the Turkish journalist Can Dündar, who lives in exile in Germany, gave the second "Speech on Exile" at the Elbphilharmonie (Philharmonic Hall in Hamburg). The event was complemented by a performance from the Syrian Expat Philharmonic Orchestra.

Impressions of the Exile Media Forum 2018

  • Turkish exile journalist Can Dündar opened the first Exile Media Forum with the “Speech on Exile”, poet SAID gave the keynote.
    Turkish exile journalist Can Dündar opened the first Exile Media Forum with the “Speech on Exile”, poet SAID gave the keynote. Photos: Claudia Höhne

Videos from the Exile Media Forum 2018

Programme of the Exile Media Forum 2018