I was lucky enough to have been invited as a participant in the first ever Young Media Summit, which will take place in Cairo, Egypt, from 2 - 4 October 2010. Over three days, fellow bloggers and myself will debate on "Orient and Occident on the World Wide Web": Is blogging the same in Germany and the Arab world? Can bloggers contribute to intercultural exchange? With the help of interpreters, we are hoping to find valuable answers to these and other questions. On Monday, we will present and discuss our findings during a public event at Cairo University. I will try and post regular updates from the conference until then. For starters, you might also want to read the German introductory posts about our trip by my colleagues Teresa of Flannel Apparel and Stefan of Ruhrbarone.
The Young Media Summit is organized by Deutsche Welle’s DW-Akademie and the Deutschland-Zentrum Kairo, and is being funded by the German Foreign Office. It is meant to be the first in a series of annual summits held to facilitate exchange and networking among young media professionals from the Arab world and Germany.