Panel 1 (afternoon): Mass media, collective memory and counter publics in the internet. The example of the German Democratic Republic (GDR)

Discussants: Anna Brass and Dr. Martina Fischer

Anna Brass

Anna Brass

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Anna Brass gained her first international experience as an exchange student in the US during her high school years. After graduation she took part in the European Voluntary Service in France. Anna Brass studied languages, economics, and cultural studies in Germany and France. During her time studying at University, she also completed several-month traineeships at ZDF/ARTE (Germany), ARTE G.E.I.E (France) and a Munich based Production Company for documentaries. She got engaged as an assistant director and producer before beginning her studies in documentary film and TV journalism at the University of Television and Film in Munich.

Martina Fischer

Martina Fischer


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Dr. Martina Fischer is a political scientist and peace researcher based in Berlin (Germany). Currently she works as a policy advisor (human rights and peace desk) at “Brot für die Welt” („Bread for the World“), the development agency of the Protestant Churches in Germany. Before joining Bread for the World in 2016 she worked in peace research institutions for more than two decades. From 1998 onwards she worked for the Berghof Foundation (Berlin) as a senior researcher, deputy and acting director of the former Berghof Research Centre for Constructive Conflict TransformationIn der Politikwissenschaft, insbesondere in den Internationalen Beziehungen, bezeichnet die Transformation den Vorgang der grundlegenden Veränderung eines politischen Systems und damit auch die gegebene gesellschaftliche wie wirtschaftliche Ordnung. Dabei beschäftigt sich die Forschung vor allem mit Veränderungsprozessen in Staaten sowohl in die Richtung der Demokratisierung als auch in die Richtung der Ent-Demokratisierung.. She has published extensively on peacebuilding in post-conflict societies and the role of civil  society in conflict transformationIn der Politikwissenschaft, insbesondere in den Internationalen Beziehungen, bezeichnet die Transformation den Vorgang der grundlegenden Veränderung eines politischen Systems und damit auch die gegebene gesellschaftliche wie wirtschaftliche Ordnung. Dabei beschäftigt sich die Forschung vor allem mit Veränderungsprozessen in Staaten sowohl in die Richtung der Demokratisierung als auch in die Richtung der Ent-Demokratisierung.. She studied history, German language, journalism & communication science, and holds a PhD in political science from the Free University, Berlin.