Sapere Aude: Freedom of Speech, Media and Society

Oxford, 27-31 January 2020

The 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 St. Antony’s College was held in Oxford on 27-31 January 2020. The seminar was attended by 87 young journalists, editors and media-managers from Armenia, Estonia, Kyrgyzstan, Poland, Russia, and Ukraine.

During five working days participants discussed topics relating to the freedom of speech and the media, including: Media and Politics, Ethics of Journalism, Journalism under Outside Pressure, Unearthing of Secrets and Wrongdoings, Memory Wars, Challenges for the Next Generation and many others.



Opening Session | Martin Harris

Christopher Cocker | On the State of the World

Cheng Yang and Mark Gamsa | The Silk Way: Insider's and Outsider's View

Edward Lucas | World Disorder

Arkady Ostrovsky | The Appropriation of Memory

Mikhail Fishman | Cycles of History: from Revolution of 80-90 to Yeltsin

Julius von Freytag-Loringhoven & Nikolay Petrov | The New Solidarity: Demography vs. Geography

Sylvie Kauffmann and Natalie Nougayrède | Media and Politics

David Ensor | Journalism Under Outside Pressure – Then and Now

Shelby Coffey | The Era of Instant Scandal

John Lloyd | Ethics of Journalism

Quentin Peel | Staying Sane in a Crazy World