International YouTube creators at the Munich Security Conference 2019
For the first time, five YouTube creators from across the globe will report live from the Munich Security Conference (MSC) – the premier global forum for international security.
- Ana Kasparian ("The Young Turks", USA), Haifa Beseisso ("Fly With Haifa", Dubai), Mirko Drotschmann ("MrWissen2Go", Germany), Mihai-Alexandru "Mikey" Hash ("Viral Studios", Romania) and Robin Blase ("RobBubble", Germany) have a combined reach of nearly eight million subscribers.
- Interviews and reports will be broadcasted on www.youtube.com/yourmsc as well as the channels of the creators involved.
- Editing and production of #yourMSC are done by the digital studio and multiplatform network Studio71.
- With support from YouTube, a YouTube Creator Lounge will be set up on the MSC site
Munich, 10 February 2019 ‒ Successful YouTube Creator from four nations will interview world leaders at the Munich Security Conference (MSC) for the first time. From February 14-17, leading conference attendees will hear from Ana Kasparian (USA), Haifa Beseisso (Dubai), Mirko Drotschmann (Germany) and Mihai-Alexandru Hash (Romania). Robin Blase (Germany) contributes background reports and reports about the MSC as an external reporter. These five video makers aim to inform young people from all over the world about the pressing global topics at the conference, exposing new audiences to big global questions of our time. Users from around the world can join the hashtag #yourMSC and submit questions to prominent conference attendees.
The focus area of creator interviews will depend on the respective discussion partners and reflect the broader topics discussed at the security conference. The future of the European Union, East-West relations and transatlantic relations will be primary themes as well as human rights and climate change.
Statement from Ana Kasparian, TheYoungTurks: "As a millennial who cares deeply about geopolitical issues, I understand the importance of open dialogue with international leaders. I know my peers also feel as passionately about this as I do. Whether discussing security, energy, culture, technology or society, younger generations want to take part in shaping the conversation and policy outcomes. Our voices need to be heard. With #yourMSC, we can connect with and influence decision-makers regardless of ethnicity or socioeconomic status."
Statement from Mirko Drotschmann, MrWissen2Go: "For me as a journalist, this format is a unique opportunity to address questions that concern me and my generation directly to leading politicians and other participants at the Munich Security Conference. It happens far too seldom that decision makers are entering into a dialogue with the younger generation, so I'm really looking forward to this project."
The producer and editor of #yourMSC is the digital studio and multiplatform network Studio71. Technical support is provided by the German YouTube team, e.g. the establishment of the onsite YouTube Creator Lounge. Studio71 generates around ten billion video views per month worldwide through YouTube. The Digital Studio has extensive expertise in the implementation of journalistic formats, so Studio71 has also implemented the interview series #DeineWahl in the run-up to the 2017 general election with Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chancellor candidate Martin Schulz.
From now on, all users are invited to ask their own questions using the hashtag #yourMSC to inform interviewers about topics they care about. All interviews will be broadcasted on YouTube and users can participate in the discussion on social media channels.
Ana Kasparian ("The Young Turks", USA), Haifa Beseisso ("Fly with Haifa", Dubai), Mirko Drotschmann ("MrWissen2Go", Germany), Mihai-Alexandru "Mikey" Hash ("Viral Studios", Romania) and Robin Bubble ("RobBubble", Germany) maintain different interests and backgrounds. All five are well-known creators in their respective countries, with nearly eight million subscribers. The video makers will attend the conference for the first time and look forward to an exciting task.
Ana Kasparian is the presenter and executive producer of the online news show "The Young Turks". The channel has over 4 million subscribers on YouTube. She also hosts a weekly show, "NoFilter." In addition to her journalistic work, Ana Kasparian works as a lecturer and public speaker.
Channel TheYoungTurks: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheYoungTurks
Haifa Beseisso has been active on YouTube since 2014 with her channel "FlyWithHaifa". In her videos, she campaigns for tolerance between cultures. Her channel is subscribed by more than 660,000 people. Haifa Beseisso is also a member of "Creators for Change," a worldwide initiative that uses videos to pick up and discuss social issues.
Channel FlyWithHaifa: https://www.youtube.com/user/BeSaySo
Mirko Drotschmann is active on YouTube as MrWissen2Go. Through his channel he provides every week exciting general knowledge about current and historical topics. His channel has over 850,000 subscribers. He also works as a journalist and reporter. In 2017, he interviewed both Chancellor Angela Merkel and her challenger Martin Schulz on YouTube in the format #DeineWahl.
Channel MrWissen2Go: https://www.youtube.com/user/MrWissen2go
Mihai-Alexadru Hash is the most successful YouTube creator in Romania, his channel "Viral Studios" has more than 1.4 million subscribers. He develops various formats and deals with social and political issues in addition to entertainment and technology. He has already interviewed numerous managers and political leaders.
Channel Viral Studios: https://www.youtube.com/user/DoZaDeHas/featured
Robin Blase, known as RobBubble on YouTube, is a sophisticated video creator
with a broad range of topics. While managing his own production company, he has lots of experience behind and in front of the camera. He also works with the German FUNK network, where he interviews and accompanies people in demanding jobs. In 2017, Robin Blase joined the YouTuber team, that interviewed Chancellor Angela Merkel. At the Munich Security Conference, Robin will produce background reports on the MSC.
Channel RobBubble: https://www.youtube.com/user/RobBubble
Pictures and TV footage
Following each episode of #yourMSC, press photos and video footage will be available. For more information or material please also visit our press site: sites.google.com/a/a-und-o.com/yourmsc/home.
Studio71 is a leading global digital studio and multiplatform network specializing in branded entertainment, digital, TV and event production, and artist management. Studio71 is part of Red Arrow Studios, a company of ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE and generates around ten billion video views on YouTube per month worldwide. As the market leader in German-speaking countries, Studio71 distributes and markets the TV content of the ProSiebenSat.1 channel group as well as a premium portfolio of the best Content Creator on YouTube, Facebook and Instagram - with a total reach of 1 billion video views per month. Studio71 has its headquarters in Berlin and Los Angeles. Other locations are New York, Toronto, London, Milan and Paris. For media marketing Studio71 cooperates with SevenOne Media, Germany's leading video marketer.
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