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Post-truth era: fake news and the threat to freedom of speech

in Opinion/Politics/Society by
In Trump's world, whoever speaks against him does not speak the truth and does not therefore deserve to speak.

The problem is that to Trump, his critics are the creators of fake news. A word against Trump is not a truth. What is “not truth” is now to be censored.

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Podcast: Interview with the founder of detektor.fm

in Culture / Entertainment/Leipzig/Start up by

It’s pretty much uncut, as if it were live. I wanted it to be more like radio, and more like a conversation.

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Where the refugee crisis and press freedom issues meet

in Action/Refugees by

Besides being a humanitarian crisis, the current refugee situation also highlights limitations to press freedom in Europe.

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#ExpatJobs: Helpers needed for conference of the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom, Oct 8-9, Leipzig

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ECPMF is seeking helpers for their first conference, with those who speak English and German preferred, but also speakers of Russian, Turkish and Arabic. Some paid positions are available for those who can work 2-3 days.

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Saying hello (for lack of a better headline)

in Philosophies by

It was learning German, a break from my English-language academic writing, that brought me back to poetry. I found myself on a bus from Berlin to Leipzig writing a very basic-worded break-up poem in German, just for practice. (I will share said poem here once it has been properly proofread.) The next morning, I found by accident some of the posts from my old poetry blog still online. These two moments immediately converged into finally setting up a new forum for creative expression for myself and others. It took only a couple of clicks to set up a new blog. And a couple more clicks to announce it on social media. So here we are.

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