The Web, citizen journalism and its impact on freedom of speech and democracy / ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTRE
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The Web, citizen journalism and its impact on freedom of speech and democracy

May 24, 2011
19:00 - 21:00
Upper Stage
Cycle B | Polis and the city | Greek society in reflection

Free entrance

Greece is currently in the throes of its most serious crisis since the reinstitution of democracy in 1974, which creates a pressing need to examine how Greek society ended up in crisis. We also need to ponder on the causes and nature of a crisis which manifested itself in a cultural and ethical crisis before undermining the economy, and to consider where we can go from here: which of the emergent opportunities are worth following up?

The Web, citizen journalism and its impact on freedom of speech and democracy.
To what extent have expectations of the Internet becoming a tool for democratizing politics been realized? What impact has the citizen journalism movement, and the omnipresence of social networks, had on the public sphere? How has the digital age affected the political process? And finally, are there grounds for hoping that the Internet could serve as a catalyst in conditions where democracy is lacking?

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Speakers
Asteris Masouras: Photojournalist, Global Voices Online correspondent, co-founder of digitalrights.gr
Evgeny Morozov: Contributing editor to Foreign Policy, Net Effect blog magazine founder and visiting scholar at Stanford University
Dimitris Psychogios: Journalist of the newspaper To Vima

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