Potsdam, 10 September, 2016. The participants of this year's M100YEJ are blogging live from the workshop! At first day Daniel Drepper, Co-founder of the investigative network Correct!v, gave an exciting introduction to investigative journalism with special focus on dentifying and selecting
issues, research, sources an implementation. Powered by Sourcefabric!


Angus, Bjerager, Brennan, Brinkbäumer, Casdorff, Diekmann, Dündar, Föderl-Schmid, Gösmann ... the preparations of this year's M100 Sanssouci Colloquium are in full swing and we are pleased to announce the first confirmed participants!

Here we go:
Jamie Angus (Editorial Director BBC Global News, London), Angelos Athanasopoulos (Senior Foreign and EU affairs Editor To Vima, Athens), Erik Bjerager (Editor-in-Chief Kristeligt Dagblad, Copenhagen), Prof. Jason Brennan (Professor for Strategy, Economy, Ethics, Public Policy, Georgetown University, Washington), Klaus Brinkbäumer (Editor-in-Chief Der Spiegel, Hamburg), Kai Diekmann (former Publisher BILD, Berlin), Can Dündar (Editor-in-Chief Özgürüz, Berlin), Dr. Tobias Endler (Heidelberg Center for American Studies, Heidelberg), Dr. Alexandra Föderl-Schmid (Editor-in-Chief Der Standard, Vienna), Sven Gösmann (Editor-in-Chief dpa, Berlin), Lauri Hussar (Editor-in-Chief Postimees, Tallinn), Xenia Kounalaki (Head of Foreign Desk, Kathimerini daily, Athens), Mark Leonard (Director ECFR, London), Peter Limbourg (Director Deutsche Welle, Cologne/Berlin), Yannis Mastrogeorgiou (Director DIKTIO, Athens), Sebastian Matthes (Editor-in-Chief Huffington Post Germany, Munich), Wenzel Michalski (Germany Director Human Rights Watch, Berlin), Sonia Mikich (Editor-in-Chief WDR, Cologne), Mathias Müller von Blumencron (Editor-in-Chief FAZ.net, Frankfurt), Arkady Ostrovsky (Russia and Eastern Europe correspondent The Economist, London), Stephan Scherzer (Managing Director Association of German Magazine Publishers, Berlin), Harun Simavi (Founder Diken, Istanbul), Daniel Smilov (Centre for Liberal Strategies, Sofia), Maria Stepanova (Editor-in-Chief Colta.ru, Moscow), Eduardo Suarez (Founder Politibot, Madrid), Sergij Sydorenko (Editor-in-Chief European Pravda, Kiev), Vazha Tavberidze (Editor-in-Chief Georgian Journal, Tblisi), Maxim Trudolyubov (Editor-at-Large Vedomosti, Moscow), Dr. George Tzogopoulos (Founder Chinanadgreece.com, Athens), Ursula Weidenfeld (Economical Journalist, Berlin), and Dr. Uwe Vorkötter (Editor-in-Chief HORIZONT Group, Frankfurt).

Check the picture gallery here.


M100 Webteaser 2017

The Renaissance of Dark Powers

Thursday, 14 September 2017, Sanssouci Orangery, Potsdam/Germany

“Before, the question as to whether the West will survive would have invited accusations of hyperbole and alarmism,” Republican politician John McCain remarked at the Munich Security Conference: suddenly, he said, it had become the key question of the 21st century, “with a deadly seriousness.” Western cohesion is only possible if it is based on shared values.

Sixty years after the foundations were laid for the Europe that we know today with the Rome Treaties, the search for these common values is proving difficult, however, given the current political situation. As early as 2003, sociologist Zygmunt Baumann, who died in January, described over-emphasis on the market, unfiltered communication and a lack of common ground as the dark sides of postmodern society. There is little to be found of cohesion and common values in Europe today, with growing populism, anti-Europeanism, nationalism, autocratism and racism on the rise. Great Britain is on the brink of Brexit, a Greek “Grexit” might still be a possibility, and if Marine Le Pen becomes the French President, an immanent “Frexit” would destroy Europe’s foundations completely. (continue)

Nearly 70 participants from 20 countries, in addition the same numbers of young journalists, guests and reporting journalists, took part at the M100 Sanssouci Colloquium which invited leading media- and opinion-makers, historians and political organisation representatives to discussions at the Orangery Palace in Sanssouci, Potsdam for the 12th time. After the election of Donald Trump as US president and the  upcoming elections in Austria, France, the Netherlands and then in Germany end of September the results of the discussions at M100 are up to date as never.
Please find the detailed summary of the 'conference unique to Europe’ (rbb, 15/9/2016) here.
Another summary, consisting of tweets, quotes, comments and photos you still can find for a while here.

M100 Young European Journalists will report live from the conference.

On September 15, about 70 international participants from the spheres of media, politics and academia will discuss the topic “War or Peace. The return of geopolitics, disintegration and the radicalisation of society in Europe” at the M100 Sanssouci Colloquium.

Not only will certain parts be streamed live on Facebook, M100 Sanssouci Colloquium will be reporting live from the conference as well. For that matter, participants of the M100 Young European Journalists Workshop (M100YEJ) will create a Live Blog to cover the conference, monitor social media and thus, bring the conference to a wider audience.

The M100 Young European Journalists workshop will start this Saturday at the MedienInnovationszentrum MIZ Babelsberg and teaches the young journalists not only the purposes, techniques and challenges of investigative journalism, but as well how to cover live from conferences. For that matter, M100 Sanssouci Colloquium is collaborating with Sourcefabric, a nonprofit open source development organisation that specialises in providing innovative software solutions for editorial newsrooms. With Sourcefabric’s solution for liveblogging, the Live Blog, the participants will be covering the M100 YEJ workshop on a daily basis and report live from the M100 Sanssouci Colloquium.

The link to the Live Blog will be published soon.

The M100 Young European Journalism workshop (M100YEJ) has been initiated in 2005 to promote the afore-mentioned values as well as ethical standards in journalism.
Longtime supporter is the organisation European Youth Press (EYP). The successful collaboration between EYP and the M100YEJ is now in its 10th year and is building the base for quality journalism and sparking conversations about the modern journalism among young media professionals. Both organisations share the same values of educating young journalists about media ethics, work environment and modern challenges journalists face within the profession.

The EYP is a network of youth media organisations in Europe. With 27 member organisations and several Committees, the EYP reaches more than 60,000 young journalists across Europe, forming a solid volunteer and professional infrastructure. It is a democratic, non-profit institution, founded and controlled by young media makers, all between 20 and 30 years of age.

Orangelog, the former platform of the European Youth Press, was initiated as a project emerging from the M100 YEJ workshop in 2006 and laid the foundation to the Orange Magazine, the English-language event-based online magazine of EYP that brings together an international team of young journalists from Europe and beyond.

M100 EYP 



M100 is streaming live!
1 September, 2016. In two weeks from today, leading media professionals and opinion leaders will meet for the 12th time for the M100 Sanssouci Colloquium at the historical Orangery of Sanssouci in Potsdam. Selected parts of the conference, including the Special Talk with Can Dündar and Kai Diekmann, as well as the presentation of the M100 Media Award to Roberto Saviano will be streamed live on Facebook to a broader audience.
Throughout the day, we will provide some impressions of the conference and short interviews with the participants - live on our Facebook page. To find out which sessions will be live streamed, please check here.

30 August, 2016. Only 16 days! On September 15, the international media conference M100 Sanssouci Colloquium, followed by the presentation of the M100 Media Award, takes place for the 12th time in Potsdam. A big thank you to our longtime supporters, the City of Potsdam, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg and the Federal Foreign Ministry, as well as to our sponsors and co-operation partners. Without them, this exceptional event would not be possible!    

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Potsdam, 25 August, 2016. Today, in exactly three weeks, on September, 15th, the international media conference M100 Sanssouci Colloquium will take place for the 12th time in Potsdam.

About 70 participants from the spheres of media, politics and academia are expected to gather together to discuss the topic “War or Peace. The return of geopolitics, disintegration and the radicalisation of society in Europe”.

Glamorous conclusion of the event will be the conferment of the M100 Media Award to the Italian witer and journalist Roberto Saviano. The political keynote will be delivered by Federal Chancellor Dr Angela Merkel. The laudation will be held by Giovanni di Lorenzo, editor-in-chief of DIE ZEIT.

Please find the agenda here.

Please find an overview of the participants here.

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video m100 2016

A visual summary of the M100 Sanssouci Colloquium 2016 "WAR OR PEACE, The return of geopolitics, disintegration and the radicalisation of society in Europe" and the M100 Media Award to the italian author Roberto Saviano. Political keynote: Federal Chancellor Dr Angela Merkel, laudation: Giovanni di Lorenzo (die Zeit)