KULMUN Newswire will be the conference’s own news agency. In this committee the delegates will slip into the role of journalists and will report on the proceedings of the different committees of KULMUN 2018.
We’ve all experienced the impact news has on our daily lives, but especially political decisions in the past year(s). In a globalised world, the value and importance of journalism has increased, as have the attacks on the free press. Journalists may work for the world to hear of horror and death, but their own deaths and sacrifices often go unreported. Thus, no international conference is complete without a media team to report on what is going on.
At an MUN conference the media is what connects all committees with each other, informing delegates of the state of debates in other committees, as well as about what happened last night. A journalist does not represent an official delegation of a country and thus his or her only restriction is his or her own conscience (and the Editor’s). This allows for critical questions and provocative reporting. At the KULMUN Newswire we will work with a multimedia approach on different platforms to supply all the newest gossip, as well as to write articles that look critically into the work of delegates and chairs.
Therefore, the KULMUN Newswire is a perfect opportunity for delegates both passionate about international relations and journalism. Both for experienced MUNers who are not satisfied with following the debates in just one committee or for first timers who prefer writing over speaking – the KULMUN Newswire will guarantee an unforgettable conference in 2018!
Aurora is a 20 year old German student who just finished her BA in History, Politics and Sociology in Bonn and is now searching for a new meaning in her life. Luckily there is always MUN, which has been a stable part of said life for the last years as a delegate, chair, journalist, editor in chief, as well as conference manager. In MUNing she is able to combine all her passions: the academic excellence of debates, the urge to travel, the joy of experiencing new cities, the excitement of meeting new people and the bliss of making new friends. When one does not find her MUNing, volunteering or seeking the next adventure, one will find her in a comfortable chair with a glass of wine reading or laughing at and or with friends, preferably somewhere by the sea. She hopes to inspire the journalists to realize the power that lies in the written word and the representation of events in a certain way, as well as the importance to realise this ambivalence, particularly in the age of fake-news and political radicalism. Aurora cannot wait to get back to the beautiful town of Leuven for her third KULMUN and meet all of you!