Focus #MCB16: War of the world views: Competition Between International TV News Networks

International TV news networks are supposed to document world events, ideally in a balanced and authoritative way. But even with news, there is usually more than one truth, and considerable room for varying interpretations and news-judgement decisions. What role do international news networks play in our complex state of world politics? Who decides what’s news and what isn’t? And how are traditional news networks reacting to new players in the opinion-shaping business? Oksana Boyko, RT International, Thomas Evans, CNN International, Peter Limbourg, Deutsche Welle, and Salah Negm, Al Jazeera English (photo) will be discussing these topics at the #MCB16.