What are the fine lines between advocacy and journalism? Is WikiLeaks really an enrichment or is it propaganda? Is crowdfunding fostering independent journalism or is it giving the rich people an additional tool to steer public opinion? Is countering extremism through media an example of journalism or of messaging?

Independent high-quality journalism is struggling to find sources of funding - so alternative sources like governments, private companies, non-state actors and the public invest into media. But is that a good thing only? What do the various sources of funding imply and what are the pitfalls? The aim of this session is to reflect more deeply about different levels of scope, objectives, bias, engagement and motivation for media in the current context. A debate with the attendees will follow.

Organised in association with the Global Forum for Media Development.