speaker-info

Olaf Steenfadt

Project Director
The Journalism Trust Initiative Reporters Without Borders

Olaf has launched his career as a radio DJ and host, TV network correspondent and investigative journalist with public German broadcasters ARD and ZDF, where he also worked in corporate communications and strategy. Later he served as a media development consultant for the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and Deutsche Welle, before joining Reporters without Borders as a Project Director in charge of the ‘Media Ownership Monitor’ (MOM) and the ‘Journalism Trust Initiative’ (JTI).

Olaf will be a moderator and speaker at the GEN Summit 2019.

Session

The verification challenge: are platforms the problem or the solution? (or both of them)

Greek National Opera (ground floor)

Regulation is becoming the keyword of 2019: Not a single interview featuring a news media CEO, a minister or a head of state goes by without mentioning the need for regulations. And platforms themselves agree that misinformation, hate speech, and lack of privacy are threatening our democracies. Are these platforms our enemies, allies or frenemies? […]

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