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Censorship and Media Freedom in Europe
Date: 16 February 2013, Saturday
With: Archive (Chiara Figone), Rosen Dimov, Haluk Kalafat, Banu Karaca, Niccolo Milanese
Inventory / Polish Underground Publishing
with Archive (Chiara Figone)
Inventory aims to document a number of situations related to the use of publishing as form of resistance. It is formed by interlinked histories, specific to their socio-political contexts, yet interconnected. Self-publishing has a complex and, to some extent, insufficiently known history. An extremely relevant case is the history of Polish underground publishing (bibuła) in the 1970s and 1980s. There were important differences of scale between Polish underground publishing and the samizdats of other countries in the Soviet Bloc. In the 1980s, at any given time there were around one hundred independent publishers in Poland, a decentralized network that circulated hundreds of periodicals, counted thousands of trade union organizations, underground theaters, galleries, and video rentals. For its complexity it was called an ‘independent society.’
Censorship and Media Freedom in Europe or, the Challenges in Telling True Stories
Rosen Dimov / European Alternatives, Initiative for Media Pluralism
Haluk Kalafat / bianet
Banu Karaca / Siyah Bant and Sabancı University
Niccolo Milanese / European Alternatives
Freedom of expression and freedom of the media have come under increasing attack throughout Europe over recent years. In some countries, media monopolies dominate the landscape of public discussion (the UK, Italy), in other countries there is government oversight of media expression (Hungary, Turkey) or outright intimidation of journalists, artists and others. In the context of European Alternatives’ Initiative for Media Pluralism, and the exhibition How to Tell a Story, activists, journalists and campaigners come together to share experiences across Europe and find common cause.
Censorship and Media Freedom in Europe or, the Challenges in Telling True Stories takes place in the context of the exhibition How To Tell A Story curated by Emanuele Guidi and Cathy Larqué. With: Archive (Chiara Figone, Francesca Boenzi, Paolo Caffoni, Ignas Petronis) in collaboration with Can Altay, Aleksandra Domanović, Dan Perjovschi, John Menick, Vladimir Nikolic, Marinella Senatore, John Smith, Imogen Stidworthy, Adam Vačkář
How To Tell A Story is part of the project SHAREs.
SHAREs is organised by European Alternatives with the kind support of EU Culture Program, Allianz Kulturstiftung, ifa – Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen e.V, Czech Centres, DEPO.
Talks will be in English