LECTURES, SEMINARS, KEYNOTES, PANels, MODERATIONS
The offers below are presented in a sophisticated, stimulating and entertaining way. The goal is to inform and enlighten, to give food for thought and orientation, to stimulate dispute. Well-founded objectivity as well as in-flow from decades-long experiences in practice and science flow in every lecture, in every keynote and in every one of my engagements. Do not hesitate to approach me with your questions, especially with thematically-related topic requests and concerns in the fields of media, journalism, Africa, foreign reporting and PR / propaganda.
The Trans-Sahara Highway –
On the way, where no one travels anymore
The Tans-Sahara Highway runs 4,500 kilometers from Algiers on the Mediterranean via Niger to Lagos on the West African Atlantic coast. Once this route was a bustling lifeline. Today it is a “no go”, especially for westerners. Algeria’s south is restricted, the Sahel conflict zone, Boko Haram, Nigeria’s incredible kidnapping industry… In order to get under the radar in a small rented car, by public transport and hitchhiking alone on the Transsahara, and to ask questions as an independent journalist, even during intelligence interrogations and in military camps, you need a certain trust in life, a good portion of luck and clever preparation. I promise you an exciting, enigmatic presentation about a fascinating region with breathtaking encounters. Including a “side trip” to Mali.
Maybe I’ll see you around. I would be delighted! Contact me for a booking.
MANY THANKS TO ALL SUPPORTERS AND HELPERS ALONG THE WAY – MY FRIENDS KARIM, FARES, LINA, AHMED, MOHAMMED, ADAM, THE AMBASSADOR, WINIIE, JOHN, THE PROFESSOR, JIBRIL, SIMPARA, ISSOUF AND MANY OTHERS.
Trailer: Director, pictures, videos, text: Lutz Mükke (c); Graphics und cut: Marco Voss, Music: zmusic, Fláviocortizo
LOOTED ART FROM AFRICA: THE WHOLE WORLD AS A PREY
The West African kingdom Benin calls back his treasure stolen by british troops in 1897 for more than 100 years.
The 4,500 to 6,000 objects, valued at approx. $ 1 billion, are exhibited in museums and private collections in Europe and North America today.
The offered presentation highlights a breathtaking process that is capable of shaking the history of our textbooks. The investigations for the presented perspectives made the author traveling to the US, to Nigeria, across Europe and to the borders of western decadence.
The colonization of Africa brought war, forced labor, taxes and bizarre demarcations – and went along with massive looting of art treasures, palaces, archives and holy places. A narrative that continues to this day provided the colonial rulers with the legitimacy: the lie of the wild, uncivilized, and a continent with no history.
But there is movement in the dispute over africa’s stolen cultural assets.
Click on the poster beside to see a trailer of the presentation.
Contact me for an arrangement. I am looking forward to see you.
CORRESPONDENTS IN THE COLD WAR
The presentation looks behind the scenes of mass media and propaganda in the cold war and shows the enormous dimensions and possibilities of ideological control and information management. Foreign correspondents played a prominent role in the ideological struggle between east and west.
Impressive examples make clear the means by which correspondents on the other side were obstructed, and how massively, for example, intelligence services infiltrated the media.
Exciting experiences and findings from ten years of research work around the globe. – With high utility value for today.
BETWEEN DISINTEREST AND Extreme Claims
About the manufacturing of the DISTORTED Africa PICTURE IN THE MASS MEDIA
The media image of Africa is characterized by traditional narrative patterns and simple stereotypes: catastrophes, poverty, refugees and the fascination of the exotic landscape and wildlife. The Africanist Lutz Mükke has extensively traveled the continent as a scientist, journalist and author and shows in his presentation why reports about Africa often miss the standards of professional journalism: correspondents and specialist editors are dismissed; travel budgets are cut. Part of the professional difficulties of reporting on Africa is that half of the correspondents are responsible for all sub-Saharan Africa. For 49 states!
More so, correspondents are content-related heroes and all-rounders. They are responsible for every topics such as war, economy, politics, sports, culture, miscellaneous and wildlife. The journalistic work reality reveals the imposture precation true disinterest: On average, African correspondents have never set a foot in one third of the countries in their reporting areas.
WHY SPIEGEL, ZEIT, FAZ & CO have no SUCCESS IN EAST Germany
The important opinion-making, national print media from West Germany could not make profit out of the change in East Germany after the fall of the Iron Curtain and the change from socialism to capitalism. Hardly anyone subscribes them there. Just why? A pithy East-West lecture based on the experience of journalistic practice and academic research.
PROJECT MANAGEMENT OF international CROSS-BORDER JOURNALISM-COOPERATIONs
Leading international journalist teams to success is a challenging task for everyone involved – for project leaders and team members alike. The lecture presents a systematic method that ranges from the project idea to the finding of cooperation partners, possibilities for financing and publication.
It also deals with instruments of planning, implementation, investigations and leading. Project meetings, digital project tools as well as possible pitfalls of intercultural communication are also presented.
The lecture is based on extensive practical experience in European and intercontinental project management.