Werner Eggert

Founding director, Interlink Academy

Werner Eggert is the founding director of the Hamburg-based Interlink Academy for International Dialog and Journalism, founded in 2014, which develops and organizes international exchange programs and professional training for journalists worldwide. He also works as a media consultant and journalism trainer for various institutions in Germany and abroad, and has been active in international media development for more than 20 years. Eggert recently established several e-learning projects for Deutsche Welle Akademie, and from 2010 to 2014 was at the helm of Bertelsmann’s innovative Intajour project. Earlier, he served as editor-in-chief of the Educational Television and Radio Channel TIDE in Hamburg, and worked as a senior project manager at the International Institute for Journalism (now part of GIZ) in Berlin. In the 1990s, Eggert worked as a coach and consultant for the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation in Windhoek. He began his career as a journalist working for several media organizations in Germany.

Werner is speaking at

September 25, 2019
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cruise Center HafenCity

Speakers

  • Julia Stein (Speaker) Chairwoman, Netzwerk Recherche
  • Werner Eggert (Speaker) Founding director, Interlink Academy
  • David Kaplan (Speaker) Executive Director, Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN)
  • Gabriela Manuli (Speaker) Deputy Director, Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN)

Description

Welcome to Hamburg! Join us in the Cruise Center HafenCity, as we greet our guests from around the world with an informal networking reception. We’ll have an open bar and snacks for everyone and a warm welcome to the world’s most extraordinary journalists.

September 26, 2019
9:00 am - 9:15 am
Holcim Auditorium, HafenCity Universität (HCU)

Speakers

  • Julia Stein (Speaker) Chairwoman, Netzwerk Recherche
  • Dr. Carsten Brosda (Speaker) Minister of Culture and Media, ​​​​​​​Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg
  • Werner Eggert (Speaker) Founding director, Interlink Academy
  • David Kaplan (Speaker) Executive Director, Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN)
  • Gabriela Manuli (Speaker) Deputy Director, Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN)

Description

Come have a seat and we'll offer a warm hello to GIJC19. Your hosts will greet you, make a few announcements, and suggest how to get the most of our four days together.

Nonprofits & New Models
September 27, 2019
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Room 2.015, HafenCity Universität (HCU)

Speakers

  • Miraj Chowdhury (Speaker) Bangla editor/Head of program and communications, GIJN/Management and Resources Development Initiative (MRDI)
  • Werner Eggert (Speaker) Founding director, Interlink Academy
  • Prue Clarke (Speaker) Senior Executive Officer, Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism & Ideas
  • Sheila Coronel (Moderator) Dean of Academic Affairs, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

Description

Media development is usually defined as foreign assistance to develop independent media in developing and transitioning countries. The field took off after Communism collapsed in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union, and billions of dollars have been spent to foster a free press around the world.

Only recently have donors prioritized investigative journalism as an area for funding. But how well are those funds being spent? Are the models being used appropriate? Here are three veteran nonprofit managers with years in the field in Bangladesh, Myanmar, and West Africa.

French translation for this session is provided by CFI, the French media development organization.

September 27, 2019
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
K6/7, Der Spiegel

Speakers

Description

This workshop will give an insight into sensor journalism. Participants will learn to build a simple networked sensor to measure indoor air quality. We show how to program the sensor and how to publish the results on the internet. No programming knowledge required. The session might end only at 6 pm.

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