We’re here in Bonn, Germany for a week to cover an international conference on Conflict Prevention in the Multimedia age. More than 900 journalists and officials from all over the world are here to talk about how new technology challenges and enhances the coverage of international issues and events. Can twitter lead to world peace? Are cell phones a conflict prevention tool? Is multimedia storytelling the route to engaging young people in the news? We’re meeting journalists from countries such as Somalia, Pakistan, Liberia, Australia and of course Germany. Deutsche Welle, a giant media company here in Bonn, is the sponsor.
While we’re here, we hope to have a bit fun, too. There’s plenty of good beer, great music and sunsets on the Rhine.