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With the b° future festival, the Bonn Institute brings together all those who are committed to future-oriented journalism that is beneficial for society: critical, constructive, and geared towards the needs of the diverse people in our societies. We are engaging in a dialogue about important topics for the future and ask: How can journalism, in times of global challenges such as war and climate change, ensure that it serves people's information needs and thus effectively counters news avoidance, hate speech, misinformation and polarisation? How can we make journalism as diverse as our societies already are? And what kind of content are audiences still willing to spend money on?

Alexandra Borchardt is giving a presentation; on the screen, there is an image of Greta Thunberg and the words "Key Findings." Lisa Urlbauer, Ruona Meyer, and Peter Schniering are sitting in chairs around her, listening
Panel: Climate Reporting for Engaged Audiences – featuring Lisa Urlbauer, Ruona Meyer, Alexandra Borchardt, and Peter Schniering
Hannah Storm steht an einem Rednerpult und spricht in ein Mikrofon. Links von ihr ein Regal mit Requisiten, hinter ihr groß das b° future Logo auf einer Leinwand.
Talk: How focussing on the wellbeing of our journalists will make journalism better – with Hannah Storm

Participation and diversity are important for our democracy and for future-oriented journalism. And these values are central for our b° future festival in the heart of the international city of Bonn.

We want to create a relaxed atmosphere for exchanging ideas. To do this, it's crucial that people from different backgrounds, of different ages, genders, races, religions, physical or cognitive abilities and sexual orientations feel comfortable.

We will not tolerate discrimination, bullying, threats or disrespectful comments at our events or on our social media channels and we will take action against it. If you see or hear anything that seems to not be aligned with these rules, please let us know so that we can support those affected.

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