Sapere Aude: Freedom of Speech, Media and Society

Oxford, 23-27 January 2017

The 5-day seminar “Sapere aude: Freedom of Speech, Media and Society”, organised by the Association of Schools of Political Studies in collaboration with the European Studies Centre and the Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre of St Antony’s College was held in Oxford, UK, on January 23-27, 2017. The seminar was attended by 79 young journalists, editors and media-managers from Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Germany, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Poland, Russia and Ukraine and over 20 prominent experts from the United Kingdom, Russia, France and the United States.

Among topics discussed there were: rise of populism, challenges of post-truth politics, journalism and propaganda, freedom of expression and hate speech, hackers and democracy, press under attack, true journalism and many others.

Programme

Videos:

Baroness Shirley Williams (UK): The Age of Confusion: The Consequences of Brexit, Trump and the Eurocrisis
Shelby Coffey (USA): Trust me, I’m a Reporter
Quentin Peel (UK): Twin Nightmares and the Inexorable Rise of Populism: Where Does it Come From, Where Does it Take Us?
Sylvie Kauffmann (France): Media and the Challenge of Post-Truth Politics 
Alexey Makarkin (Russia): Russia: Traditionalism or Modernity?
Bobo Lo (UK): The World’s Order and Disorder 
Edward Skidelsky (UK): Ethics in Politics
Nikolay Epple (Russia): Ethics in Politics
John Lloyd (UK): The Liberal Press: Under Attack, East and West 
Miguel Beltrán de Felipe (Spain): Freedom of Expression and Hate Speech 

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