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Live webcasts of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland & Archive Link
email ^ | 1/28/2005 | various

Posted on 01/28/2005 7:42:21 AM PST by The Spirit Of Allegiance

(from email received Friday 1/28/2005)

Dear ______:

As you may already know, AlwaysOn, in partnership with Speedera, will be bringing you live webcasts of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland all week long. Go to www.alwayson-network.com to see what's on now!

Below is the schedule for the coming day's webcasts. All times are PST:

12:20am-1:00am | Special Message - Gerhard Schroeder

12:50am-2:15am | Is the Peace Process Poised for a Resurrection?

3:20am-5:00am | Addressing the Role of the United States in World Affairs

6:05am-7:30am | A View from the Hill on US Foreign Policy in Bush II

6:20am-8:00am | Post-Tsunami Aid: What Is Human Life Worth?

8:50am-9:00am | Special Message - Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva

9:20am-11:00am | Shareholders and Consumers: What Power Do You Hold?

9:35am-10:00am | Special Message - Recep Tayyip Erdogan

9:50am-10:15am | Special Message - Victor A. Yushenko

All of the live webcasts above will be archived and available on demand at AlwaysOn in short order as well. Yesterday's program should already be available now. Check out what's on now at www.alwayson-network.com.

We look forward to seeing your comments on the World Economic Forum in Davos!

Regards,

The AlwaysOn Team www.alwayson-network.com


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: davos; development; easonjordan; economics; economy; globalism; google; internationalism; jolie; newworldorder; nwo; oneworldbank; oneworldorder; sergeybrinn; sustainability; sustainable; un; wef; worldeconomicforum
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1 posted on 01/28/2005 7:42:21 AM PST by The Spirit Of Allegiance
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To: Blurblogger

They should call it "World Bashing The United States" forum and stop dancing around the fact that this is all it is.


2 posted on 01/28/2005 7:44:05 AM PST by BigSkyFreeper (PEST/Suicide Hotline 1-800-BUSH-WON)
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To: Blurblogger
Every time I see 'Davos' I think it says "Davros," the evil creator of the Daleks from 'Doctor Who'. You know, that might just be appropriate.

3 posted on 01/28/2005 7:49:15 AM PST by atomicpossum (I am the Cat that walks by himself, and all places are alike to me.)
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To: Blurblogger
Those who don't have power, hate these international forums and often think them conspiratorial and nefarious.

And yet human nature shows us that if those that haven't the power, were to somehow gain it themselves, and replace those that do have such power, it would not be long before THEY had their similiar elite and closed confabs, conferences, retreats and parlies.

4 posted on 01/28/2005 7:51:36 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Immigrants, "Those Wonderful People" in Jail Now Cost $1.4 Billion A Year To California Taxpayers)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

"They should call it "World Bashing The United States" forum "

Agreed. The latter half of the keywords I posted were NOT complimentary!


5 posted on 01/28/2005 8:00:07 AM PST by The Spirit Of Allegiance (ATTN. MARXIST RED MSM: I RESENT your "RED STATE" switcheroo using our ELECTORAL MAP as PROPAGANDA!)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

I saw a snip of this conference this morning on NBC-Clinton and some freak called 'Bono'. It was all about bashing Bush and America. I wish they'd all come out of the closet like the creeps at the inaugaration and just burn flags. That really says it all.


6 posted on 01/28/2005 8:14:45 AM PST by Spok
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To: AmericanInTokyo
And yet human nature shows us that if those that haven't the power, were to somehow gain it themselves, and replace those that do have such power, it would not be long before THEY had their similiar elite and closed confabs, conferences, retreats and parlies.

Exactly, which is why that power needs to be limited altogether.

7 posted on 01/29/2005 8:02:11 PM PST by inquest (FTAA delenda est)
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To: Alia; cyncooper; dirtboy; Mo1
My.... look what I ran across....

"All of the live webcasts above will be archived and available on demand at AlwaysOn in short order as well.


Ya think the DAVOS tape is still archived??
8 posted on 02/13/2005 5:30:04 PM PST by JesseJane (KERRY: I have had conversations with leaders, yes, recently.That's not your business, it's mine.)
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To: JesseJane
"All of the live webcasts above will be archived and available on demand at AlwaysOn in short order as well.

So much for the claim from Davos that they don't release video from their events. Damn fine work, JJ.

9 posted on 02/13/2005 5:41:37 PM PST by dirtboy (PLEASE EXCUSE THE UPPERCASE - HOWARD DEAN HAS ASSUMED CONTROL OF MY TAGLINE.)
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To: JesseJane
Haven't found the video branch yet. Looking at posts: Caught this posted on 2/4:

http://www.alwayson-network.com/search/index.php
I am still trying to figure out why people go to Davos?! There could be many reasons why someone would pay $20-30K for taking a part in this kind of event and even more things you could do with this kind of money. Sharon Stone and Richard Gear were there to talk about their foundations and to try to save the world. I guess if your professional career is not doing so well, you may as well try to save the world. Sharon is not superman, but she was able to raise over a million dollars in less than 5 min during a session, so if you think about it, star power could be used for useful things after all. Why am I taking so much time to talk about the stars, maybe because we are able to see their contributions easier, maybe because we are sick of watching politicians talk and talk. When Bono and Clinton were about to leave one of the session, there were many reporters waiting for “them”! Well, most of them were waiting for Bono. Clinton did get some attention, mainly from people like me, but Bono was clearly the start, once again.

Al Gore was very cool and down the earth, blending with the crowd, trying to stay away from debates with Tony. Ted Turner was on steroid, passing around people while I was almost jogging next to him trying to have a conversation with him about the future of blogging, videoblogging and how this will transform TV media as we know it. After a few minutes and a few tracks around the standing and amused crowed and said” nice jogging” and wend back in my green office.

and

Davosland -- Part II
http://www.alwayson-network.com/comments.php?id=P8384_0_5_0_C

Well, it has been a few days since I wrote part one of my Davos adventures. Now, where were we? Yes, I was boring you with my travel adventures to Davos! So, in order to better understand the WEF atmosphere, lets for a moment pretend that there is this utopia place where Palestinian authority, Shimon Peres, Ted Turner and myself walk calmly in the same room (their security is still jumping every time a person drops their napkin and have their hands on a trigger under their jackets).

Than, Angelina Guile climes slowly and gracefully a large stairway in a skinny brown suet and you are not sure if this is the real person or Lora Craft saving the world again. I was on the phone at that same moment, and every time I told my good friend Jay the names of the people passing me by, I hear on the other side some disbelief – excitement and some jealousy in his voice. Later, I was ordering a coffee and who do you think was drinking coffee next to me?! Lara Craft, I mean Angelina; I mean the real thing in flesh in blood. Wow, this was all I could think of, wow. Angelina. Than I had to pinch myself and come back to the real world, and yes I was having a coffee “with” Lora Craft (you know what I mean.) Tony and a few other guys who until than had only hear that Angelina was there kept asking me about her, was she short, is she as pretty in real life??? Yes, yes, yes, but she is not short(well, most people are shorter than me anyway, so this is a relative question), and yes she is gorgeous and I think a person that is very down the earth as she took pictures with every one who asked her for one. I was still pinching myself and daydreaming, so I missed my chance.

***

I know it sounds like I'm digressing; but I've been trying to get the picture on who all WAS AT THIS "conference".

Oh. Part I: http://www.alwayson-network.com/comments.php?id=P8216_0_5_0_C

You know, there was a very good reason for all this security, background checks and waiting lines. Here at Davos, the crowd consists of some of the most famous world politicians, VC’s, CEO’s, royalties and Hollywood stars you can think of. Here is the short list of people I met and had a chance to talk to ( I have the pictures and video to prove it too) the last few days; Clinton, Gore, Sorros, Dell, Gates, Tony Blair, George Soros, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Eric Schmidt, Gerhard Schröder, Angelina Jolie (yah baby), Sharon Stone, Richard Gere, Victor A. Yushchenko, Sharon Peres, Peter Gabriel, The president of George, Check Republic, Brazil, SAR, Ted Turner, John McCain, Charles O. Prince, John A. Thain, William Donaldson, Lawrence H. Summers, Maria Bartiromo to name a few …….

10 posted on 02/13/2005 6:04:10 PM PST by Alia (Free the Tape!)
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To: JesseJane; DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet; AFPhys; prairiebreeze; onyx; Texasforever; CyberAnt; ...

Oh My Goodness Ping


11 posted on 02/13/2005 6:13:12 PM PST by Mo1 (Question to Liberals .. When did supporting and defending Freedom become a bad thing??)
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To: JesseJane; dirtboy; Mo1

Somebody better find it fast.


12 posted on 02/13/2005 6:16:22 PM PST by Howlin (Free the Eason Jordan Tape!!!)
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To: dirtboy

Thanks DB!!


13 posted on 02/13/2005 6:19:44 PM PST by JesseJane (KERRY: I have had conversations with leaders, yes, recently.That's not your business, it's mine.)
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To: Alia

LOL (love your sig line!!)

I couldn't find the video branch either..

Interesting posts though...

Did you see the one about the Billionaires Club Dinner..

Then there's the article about how elites no longer need or have need of, loyalty to country, as their new 'country' is Globalism. A sort of, how they say, Capitalistic Communism... Money made, but controlled by few. So... icky poo.. on keeping this business here or there, when then can treat all business like tokens on the monopoly board, roll the dice and pick up the business and move it to a more profitable place to 'control'. (enter Twilight Zone music)..


14 posted on 02/13/2005 6:29:28 PM PST by JesseJane (KERRY: I have had conversations with leaders, yes, recently.That's not your business, it's mine.)
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To: JesseJane

Looks like you have to be a registered member to get at the "tape" section. But Assuredly, there is a tape. Perhaps MoveOn.org has a copy handy?


15 posted on 02/13/2005 6:34:12 PM PST by Alia (Free the Tape!)
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To: Alia

:) Probably, recruiting film??


16 posted on 02/13/2005 6:37:41 PM PST by JesseJane (KERRY: I have had conversations with leaders, yes, recently.That's not your business, it's mine.)
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To: JesseJane

On their front page? A letter to Carly Fiorina, written 2002, by the Editors of Red Herring, asking her to resign. The Editors of Red Herring are part of the AO (Always On) Team. Hmmm....


17 posted on 02/13/2005 6:39:58 PM PST by Alia (Free the Tape!)
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To: Howlin

Still looking .. but here is one of Tony Blair at the World Economic Forum

http://www.alwayson-network.com/comments.php?id=P8075_0_3_0_C


18 posted on 02/13/2005 6:41:00 PM PST by Mo1 (Question to Liberals .. When did supporting and defending Freedom become a bad thing??)
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To: Alia

Wellll, that has a smell about it doesn't it?? Locked outta the club.. ??


19 posted on 02/13/2005 6:47:50 PM PST by JesseJane (KERRY: I have had conversations with leaders, yes, recently.That's not your business, it's mine.)
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To: JesseJane
Gavin Newsom, SF Mayor was there. Wanna see his picture? Other pictures from Davos?

http://vassko.blogspot.com/

20 posted on 02/13/2005 6:52:45 PM PST by Alia (Free the Tape!)
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To: JesseJane

Yes. Recruiting film. And from what I've read; these meetings are about changing the world: Globalization and interactive/live conferencing. So no wonder the MSM won't give us the news: It's all happening on "other" venues. And they allow Dems to pull these stupid games just to keep Americans focused on something other than people who are trying to change the terms upon which we currently live; and, without our consent.


21 posted on 02/13/2005 6:54:59 PM PST by Alia (Free the Tape!)
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To: Mo1

I'm sure somebody has it...it might even be on e-bay by now :-)


22 posted on 02/13/2005 6:55:04 PM PST by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: JesseJane

Did Eason Jordan "fall on his own spear" (resign) in order to not compromise the true intent and purpose of this meeting, its attendees, and its organizers? Sounds... pretty right. "No tapes of Davos". Okay, would that mean only members can have the tapes. And if we can see the tapes, can we see the membership rosters? The names of those involved with AO?


23 posted on 02/13/2005 6:58:13 PM PST by Alia (Free the Tape!)
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To: Alia

LOL .. did ya see the one of Gore


24 posted on 02/13/2005 6:58:40 PM PST by Mo1 (Question to Liberals .. When did supporting and defending Freedom become a bad thing??)
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To: Mo1

I had to look again; I didn't recognize him! Oh my.

But what's this mean about the "three naked ladies"? Hm.


25 posted on 02/13/2005 7:01:17 PM PST by Alia (Free the Tape!)
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To: Alia

There are a few things in that list that make me go ... Huh????

Ok


26 posted on 02/13/2005 7:05:35 PM PST by Mo1 (Question to Liberals .. When did supporting and defending Freedom become a bad thing??)
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To: Alia
Goodness, what an interesting collection of people who want to run around where its -13 degrees.. Hope someone brought their Jimmah Carter Commemorative fireside sweatah.
27 posted on 02/13/2005 7:06:49 PM PST by JesseJane (KERRY: I have had conversations with leaders, yes, recently.That's not your business, it's mine.)
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To: Alia
Did Eason Jordan "fall on his own spear" (resign) in order to not compromise the true intent and purpose of this meeting, its attendees, and its organizers? Sounds... pretty right.

That's what I think too... Wonder if whoever started this thread is a member?? They got an invitation, so???

28 posted on 02/13/2005 7:10:45 PM PST by JesseJane (KERRY: I have had conversations with leaders, yes, recently.That's not your business, it's mine.)
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To: JesseJane; Blurblogger

Well Let's ask

Hey Blurblogger .. are you a member of AO ?


29 posted on 02/13/2005 7:13:11 PM PST by Mo1 (Question to Liberals .. When did supporting and defending Freedom become a bad thing??)
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To: Mo1

DOH! :)


30 posted on 02/13/2005 7:18:59 PM PST by JesseJane (KERRY: I have had conversations with leaders, yes, recently.That's not your business, it's mine.)
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To: Mo1

Quiet a few. I've looked at a zillion of these links. From "Wise Woman Tarot Deck" to stories of Russian Photojournalist banned because he photojournaled photos of 3 naked German women, to Holocaust Stories of three women terrified they were going to the "showers" , and of course, only a ton of porno references to "three naked women". I think I'm getting the picture. I bet there's a "three naked women" wine label, somewhere. I'm probably not using google "specifically" sufficient to locating the reference.


31 posted on 02/13/2005 7:33:08 PM PST by Alia (Free the Tape!)
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To: JesseJane

lol!


32 posted on 02/13/2005 7:34:00 PM PST by Alia (Free the Tape!)
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To: Alia

I think I need to take a break from reading some of that stuff

More then what I really wanted to know .. if ya know what I mean


33 posted on 02/13/2005 7:42:56 PM PST by Mo1 (Question to Liberals .. When did supporting and defending Freedom become a bad thing??)
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To: Mo1

Goodnight. I do know what you mean. I find it interesting who was at that Davos meeting and how it might concern the future of education and communications. It's a lot to take in.


34 posted on 02/13/2005 7:57:40 PM PST by Alia (Free the Tape!)
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To: Alia; Mo1; cyncooper; dirtboy
2005 WEF Programme

Go to link and scroll over session; drop down box describes the session:


Examples:

Hate's New Medium

http://www.weforum.org/site/homepublic.nsf/Content/_S13073

Date: Friday, 28 Jan 2005

Time: 12.45

Global hate groups have seized on the Internet and other communications technologies to expand their activities. 1) How has the ability to organize virtually contributed to the increase of hate groups? 2) What is the best way to regulate or police virtual hate activities?


Will Democracy Survive the Media?

http://www.weforum.org/site/homepublic.nsf/Content/_S13066

The commercial media must balance the public's need to know with the financial interests of its shareholders. But with the decline of news, the rise of reality shows and growing claims of bias, the fourth estate seems to be neglecting its role as democracy's watchdog. 1) What is the extent of the commercial media's responsibility to keep the public informed? 2) Should commercial news media be regulated to ensure fairness and balance? 3) How important is commercial media to the strength of democratic values?


Welcome to the Blogopolis

http://www.weforum.org/site/homepublic.nsf/Content/_S13431

Date: Thursday, 27 Jan 2005

Time: 20.30

By providing highly personalized, real-time political information, blogging is reshaping how citizens make political decisions, for good and ill. 1) When do bloggers provide better information and analysis than conventional media? 2) Are bloggers effective media watchdogs? 3) Can bloggers be a positive political tool, and not just a threat to the powers that be? 4) What is the relationship between bloggers and democratic values?



35 posted on 02/13/2005 8:25:02 PM PST by JesseJane (KERRY: I have had conversations with leaders, yes, recently.That's not your business, it's mine.)
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To: Alia; dirtboy; Mo1
Well look here, you can by a DVD of the 2005 WEF 2005 Annual meeting for 60 francs..

Here's your handy order form:

http://www.weforum.org/pdf/AM2005/AM05_DVD_Order_Form.pdf

36 posted on 02/13/2005 8:26:11 PM PST by JesseJane (KERRY: I have had conversations with leaders, yes, recently.That's not your business, it's mine.)
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To: Mo1

Saw a generic email. Not involved personally with AO.


37 posted on 02/13/2005 8:45:40 PM PST by The Spirit Of Allegiance (ATTN. MARXIST RED MSM: I RESENT your "RED STATE" switcheroo using our ELECTORAL MAP as PROPAGANDA!)
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To: JesseJane

Hmmm .. How much is 60 francs in US money *L*


38 posted on 02/13/2005 8:47:15 PM PST by Mo1 (Question to Liberals .. When did supporting and defending Freedom become a bad thing??)
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To: Mo1

lemme see..
I get 12 franks to a package, so that's 5 packages at ohhhhhhh, 3.59. So, about $17.95. hehehe..


39 posted on 02/13/2005 8:50:56 PM PST by JesseJane (KERRY: I have had conversations with leaders, yes, recently.That's not your business, it's mine.)
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To: Mo1
Sheese, this just in from CQ:

WEF: The Tapes Will Never Be Released

A CQ reader, Bekarach, contacted the World Economic Forum's Mark Adams about releasing the Davos forum videotape of Eason Jordan. Adams, head of media at the WEF, responded that Jordan's resignation effectively closes the issue of releasing the video:

The rest


Reading the blog, it appears they do not know for sure that tapes were available in the first place, and in fact, offered to OA members, and available for sale through the WEF website. So, what if someone just sent in the order form, and paid the 60 francs and see what happens?? I am personally fresh outta francs, but some news org should be able to come up with some cash.
40 posted on 02/13/2005 8:57:18 PM PST by JesseJane (KERRY: I have had conversations with leaders, yes, recently.That's not your business, it's mine.)
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To: JesseJane

What is the one that Gergen had with Joran and Barney Frank called??


41 posted on 02/13/2005 8:57:22 PM PST by Mo1 (Question to Liberals .. When did supporting and defending Freedom become a bad thing??)
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To: JesseJane

Also .. if this can be purchased on the internet .. why hasn't someone already gotten it?


42 posted on 02/13/2005 8:58:07 PM PST by Mo1 (Question to Liberals .. When did supporting and defending Freedom become a bad thing??)
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To: Mo1
Not sure what you mean, but one of the 'sessions' was called: Will Democracy Survive the Media? Which was moderated by David R. Gergen ** Director, Center for Public Leadership

The commercial media must balance the public's need to know with the financial interests of its shareholders. But with the decline of news, the rise of reality shows and growing claims of bias, the fourth estate seems to be neglecting its role as democracy's watchdog. 1) What is the extent of the commercial media's responsibility to keep the public informed? 2) Should commercial news media be regulated to ensure fairness and balance? 3) How important is commercial media to the strength of democratic values?

43 posted on 02/13/2005 9:02:44 PM PST by JesseJane (KERRY: I have had conversations with leaders, yes, recently.That's not your business, it's mine.)
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To: Mo1

Good question.

Looks like with AO, you have to be a paying member, to view/download the video session.

I wonder if anyone bothered to GO to the WEF website like we just did to look. You have to print out the PDF order form, then select which session you want a DVD copy of. (Correction, each session (there are 203) is 60 francs each).. then, tell them what language you want it in, then fill out name addres, email. Then fax it in, and they say you'll have your DVD 3 weeks after the date of the session.

Lot of lag time between that method vs. AO's method of downloading by end next day..

For all we know, someone has ordered copies. 3 weeks from the last day of the conference (1/30) would be 2/20 +/- weekend mailing.


44 posted on 02/13/2005 9:10:08 PM PST by JesseJane (KERRY: I have had conversations with leaders, yes, recently.That's not your business, it's mine.)
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.


45 posted on 02/13/2005 9:27:49 PM PST by Coleus (http://www.reversingroe.com/ Hear Norma McCorvey in this film)
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To: Spok

I didn't know Clinton was at the Davos conference.


46 posted on 02/14/2005 12:22:12 AM PST by CyberAnt (Pres. Bush: "Self-government relies, in the end, on the governing of the self.")
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To: JesseJane
easongate.com

An Abbreviated Timeline of Events

47 posted on 02/14/2005 5:57:13 AM PST by JesseJane (KERRY: I have had conversations with leaders, yes, recently.That's not your business, it's mine.)
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To: Mo1

Hatch has some interesting comments here...


http://clients.world-television.com/worldeconomicforum_annualmeeting2005/_S12441.asp


48 posted on 02/14/2005 6:23:58 AM PST by OXENinFLA
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To: Blurblogger; Mo1

http://www.weforum.org/site/knowledgenavigator.nsf/Content/_S13066


49 posted on 02/14/2005 6:32:20 AM PST by OXENinFLA
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To: OXENinFLA; Alia; Mo1; dirtboy; cyncooper
Oxen, I see you found it right before I did!!

The summary of Gergens session said it upfront:.. go to Oxens link to read, but I'll repost here:

http://www.weforum.org/site/knowledgenavigator.nsf/Content/_S13066

Will Democracy Survive the Media?

27.01.2005

Annual Meeting 2005

If the frank exchange of views between the media and politicians that characterized this session is anything to go by, the answer to the theme question was an emphatic "no". In a discussion that ranged from the disappearance of the county hall news bureau to the killing of journalists in Iraq, an informal consensus was reached that a healthy media makes for a robust democracy and one cannot survive without the other.

Which is not to say that everything is rosy. Moderator David R. Gergen, Director, Center for Public Leadership, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, USA, opened the session by suggesting that the trivialization of the press means that the public is becoming increasingly disengaged and is less inclined to vote. And because too much of the media is owned by corporations, much of the world isn’t being covered because of the costs.

Barney Frank, Congressman from Massachusetts (Democrat), USA, agreed. "Essentially there’s less news," he said. "Reporters used to come to the city hall and that is a thing of the past. The biggest change is in the corporate ownership. People used to put out newspapers because they wanted to be journalists. Nobody is doing that these days; they do it because they want to make money. Papers are in a circulation race."

The commercialization of the press is having its effect on the TV channels, too. Eason Jordan, Chief News Executive, CNN News Group, USA, said that his organization is under pressure to compete against entertainment-led cable outlets. For his part Richard Sambrook, Director, World Service and Global News, BBC World, United Kingdom, said that the suicide of David Kelly and the subsequent Hutton Report which criticized the BBC had resulted in a new commitment to the journalistic values of objectivity, transparency and accountability. "I think it’s going to become more important to divide the serious media from the others who are driving the bottom line," he said.

The importance of the media to democracy is nowhere more graphically illustrated in the world today than in the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. As Gergen had pointed out in his introduction, the press has taken cameras to various dangerous places.

But it was the fifth panellist who reminded the largely Western audience of the key role that the media has to play in democracy. Abdullah Abdullah, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan, said his country now has its first free press since before the Soviet invasion. "The right of expression is now ensured for our citizens. We have 160 newspapers with only about 5 or 6 publicly supported," he said. "During the election there were debates going on that nobody would have believed possible a few years ago." And did he feel more accountable with a free press? "Certainly."

Related Link

Annual Meeting

50 posted on 02/14/2005 6:37:33 AM PST by JesseJane (KERRY: I have had conversations with leaders, yes, recently.That's not your business, it's mine.)
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