Seminar calendar

Sapere Aude: Freedom of Speech, Media and Society, Oxford
From Monday, 22 January 2018
To Friday, 26 January 2018

The seminar “Sapere Aude: Freedom of Speech, Media and Society, Oxford” 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 22-26 January 2018. The seminar was attended by 69 young journalists, editors and media-managers from Armenia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Poland and Ukraine.

During five working days participants discussed topics relating to the freedom of speech and the media, including: Propaganda and Rhetoric, Fake News, Journalism and Foreign Policy, Economic Transition, Liberal Democracy, Censorship versus Self-Censorship. The seminar also looked at some concrete projects undertaken in the area of media freedom.

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Opening ceremony
Dominique Moïsi. The New World Disorder
Chris Patten. Liberal Democracy – What Does it Mean?
Torbjörn Becker. 25 Years of Economic Transition
Diana Pinto. History’s Ever-Changing Kaleidoscope
Dmitry Gorin and Nikolay Epplée. The Future of the Past
Leonid Nikitinsky. Journalism and Power
Tatiana Lysova. Censorship vs. Self-Censorship
Lord Robert Skidelsky and Edward Skidelsky. On Universalism
John Lloyd and Arkady Ostrovsky. How Journalism Tells and Misses the Truth
Natalie Nougayrede. Making Europe More Citizens-Oriented
Anton Barbashin and Olga Irisova: Intersection Project
Maxim Polyakov. Project: 7x7
On Article 19 Project
Project: Team 29. Tatiana Tolsteneva
Elisabeth Eide. Modern Citizenship, Journalism and New Media Challenges
Shula Neuman. Public Media Journalism in America: the Ideal, the Reality, and the Challenges
Dan Mihalopoulos. Fake News: The Erosion of Civil Society and Dialogue
Sir Rodric Braithwaite. Brexit: The Choices We Make
Timothy Garton Ash. What Went Wrong with Liberalism?
Quentin Peel. Liberal Democracy versus Populist Nationalism


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Location Investcorp Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College
Woodstock Road