Have the lobbyists taken over power? Do politicians no longer trust the political administration and feel they have to turn to consultants to draft their bills? Does investigative reporting stand a chance against the influence of public affairs agencies?
The conference organized by Deutschlandradio and BerlinMediaProfessionalSchool offered an insight into both the current state and future of lobbying and political consulting.
Speakers included politicians, lobbyists from corporations and associations, political consultants and public affairs experts.