Shaping Future Discourse about
Racism, Antisemitism and Hate Speech


September 08-10, 2020

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How can journalists cover Israel-related topics adequately? How do antisemitism, the Holocaust, and social media influence their news coverage? Which innovations and start-ups can media outlets benefit from when it comes to being confronted with hate speech and fake news?


We will discuss those questions among others at our first ONLINE Startup Media Tel Aviv Summit in September 2020. Organized by the head of ARD-Studio Tel Aviv, Dr. Susanne Glass, and Entrepreneur Jenny Havemann.


We are looking forward to connect journalists, politicians, start-ups, organisations, and companies from Europe and Israel in virtual discussions. Keynote speeches and various online panels will address pressing socio-political issues and will serve as a platform to discuss important questions and contemporary problems.​


The program focuses on three major topics:



“Media, holocaust and generation Z: Time for new approaches"


"When the discourse gets nasty: Antisemitism, Hate-Speech, Fake-News"


"Media and Innovation"

During the first evening, we will discuss new approaches regarding the Holocaust, media, and generation Z. We are honored to present a fascinating discussion with a Holocaust survivor as well as people from the 2nd and 3rd generations. Among the already confirmed speakers on the first day are Charlotte Knobloch, head of Israelitische Kultusgemeinde München & Oberbayern, and Sawsan Chebli, German politician, State Secretary of Berlin

State Chancellery.

The second day of online summit will dig deeper into forms of antisemitism, hate speech and fake news. The Bertelsmann Stiftung will present their survey “Europe and Israel- insights into their mutual perception”. Wolf Biermann, German singer-songwriter and former East German dissident will give his answer to the question “extremism & populism: how to deal with it?”.


On the last evening, we will sneak a peek into the future and focus on innovations that will influence media and news coverage. Eitan Schwartz, CEO of Tel Aviv Global, will highlight the importance of Tel Aviv for startups. Other startups have been invited to present their newest innovations. Ulrike Demmer, who is the Deputy Government Spokesperson of Germany, Kai Diekmann, Co-Founder of Storymachine, and Christian Dorer, Swiss journalist, and the Chief Editor of Blick group will enrich our panel discussions with their expertise. We will end our media summit with a virtual debate around the question “social media - the fifth power?”. 




Dr. Susanne Glass

Head and Chief-Correspondent ARD Tel Aviv


Jenny Havemann ​



Political Analyst


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