Journalism vs. Politics
Interview with Adrian Monck – director of communications World Economic Forum
Adrian Monck, director of communications in the World Economic Forum, was part of the panel discussion Democracy without journalism. In a short interview he elaborated on the question:
What is more important business influencing politics or visa versa?
Frankly the realms business spans multi-jurisdictions and politics tends to be limited geographically. They both have to relate to one another. People are both citizens and employees. They work for business. They start businesses. In most countries business is how we lean our living and politics is how we govern ourselves and those two systems have to come together. Now the problems for many of us globally is that our businesses span different jurisdictions, our political systems interact with other political systems and the two things don’t coincide easily. I think on international level improving global cooperation between institutions, businesses, civil society, all the dimensions of human endeavor – that is the challenge for me.
What is the biggest challenge for you to manage the World Economic Forum as a press officer there?
The biggest challenge for us to get the global media is represented in our meeting and that the people understand the mission of the organization which is commitment to improve the state of the world. Those are the two things that drive our organization on and our commitment to bring all stakeholders together to discuss pressing issues on the global agenda. And a commitment to that in a way we need an improvement in the way that we conduct our business globally.