together CEOs from its 1000 member companies as well as selected politicians, representatives from academia, NGOs, religious leaders and the media. Around 2200 participants gather for the five-day event and attend some 220 sessions in the official programme. The discussions focus around key issues of global concern (such as international conflicts, poverty and environmental problems) and possible solutions. In all about 500 journalists from online, print, radio and TV take part, and are furnished with access to all of the sessions in the official program, some of which are also webcast.
All plenary debates from Davos are also available on YouTube, pictures are available for free at Flickr and key quotes are available on Twitter. In 2007 the WEF opened pages on social media platforms such as MySpace and Facebook. At the Annual Meeting 2009 the Forum invited the general public to participate in the Davos Debates on YouTube  allowing one user to attend the Annual Meeting in person. In 2008 the Davos Question on YouTube allowed YouTube users to interact with the world leaders gathered in Davos who were encouraged to reply from a YouTube Video Corner at the congress centre. In 2008 press conferences are live streamed on Qik and Mogulus allowing anyone to put questions to the speakers. In 2006 and 2007 selected participants were interviewed in, and the closing session was streamed into Reuters' auditorium in Second Life.
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