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27.07.2016
Anne Zeitz

Visuality, virtuality, trauma

The times and technologies of remote war

German filmmaker Harun Farocki and Israeli artist Omer Fast have articulated the link between temporality, virtuality, trauma and today's militarized world. Anne Zeitz takes their works as points of departure for looking at how high-tech war is reshaping both temporality and subjectivity. [ more ]

27.07.2016
Eurozine Review

Peak democracy?

25.07.2016
Pawel Marczewski

Poland's turn to the Right

18.07.2016
Julián Casanova

The Spanish Civil War, 80 years after

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27.07.2016
Eurozine Review

Peak democracy?

"Razpotja" considers the spectres of dictatorship haunting Europe; "Mittelweg 36" examines past and present commitments to democracy; "Blätter" asks if the post-Brexit era spells the beginning of the end for Europe; "Multitudes" anticipates a universal basic income for all; "Krytyka" sees a historical opportunity for Ukrainian politics; "RozRazil" investigates the plurality of meanings embodied in the nation; "Letras Libres" reflects on the rise of speciesism; "Kulturos barai" senses that under conditions of austerity, extremism becomes a norm; and "Vikerkaar" confronts the shock of the Anthropocene.

13.07.2016
Eurozine Review

Critical junctures

29.06.2016
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The narrowest of margins

15.06.2016
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Not looking closely enough

01.06.2016
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Imperfect universalism



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Matthias Streitz, Richard Tynan

Are ad-blockers killing the media?

Matthias Streitz, managing editor of "Spiegel Online" in Germany, argues that ad-blockers merely aggravate the current crisis in which the media finds itself; while Richard Tynan, technologist for Privacy International, insists that people have a right to protect themselves and their data. [more]

01.07.2016


Preti Taneja

Star-crossed actors

When theatre makers in Kosovo and Serbia decided to put on an ambitious, dual-language production of "Romeo and Juliet" to tackle themes of feuding and reconciliation, Shakespeare scholar Preti Taneja travelled to see the top-secret rehearsals and premiere. [more]

18.04.2016


Nikki Baughan

The reel world

Filmmakers who push back at social conventions take risks with their careers and, sometimes, frighten their audiences. Nikki Baughan speaks to leading directors Susanne Bier (Denmark) and Haifaa Al Mansour (Saudi Arabia) about using the big screen to challenge ways of life. [more]

07.01.2016


Jamie Bartlett

Under the radar

We're actually entering an era where censorship becomes harder and privacy easier, says Jamie Bartlett. At the same time, we need a strong, publicly supported intelligence architecture. But in a post-Snowden world, the intelligence agencies must become more rather than less open. [more]

06.10.2015


Thomas Docherty

Open-door policy?

On the erosion of academic freedom

Silence the speaker; divide and rule the audience. If that seems extreme, attack not what is said but its potentially upsetting or offensive "tone". Thomas Docherty reports on the insidious attempts of governments to inhibit academic freedom in the UK and internationally. [Russian version added] [more]

10.05.2016


Almir Koldzic, Áine O'Brien

Taking control of the camera

An array of photography and film, visual arts, theatre, mixed-media storytelling and online journalism is dispelling notions of refugees as voiceless victims. Almir Koldzic and Áine O'Brien report on new channels providing an antidote to mainstream media coverage of life as a refugee. [more]

20.03.2015


Vicky Baker

Controversial anti-terror measures

The UK government tried to rush through a "Snoopers' Charter" after Paris and is playing the security card in the run-up to the May elections. Opposition is weakened by parochialism and complacency, writes Vicky Baker of "Index on Censorship". [more]

27.02.2015


John Crace

1215 and all that

Magna Carta, symbol of freedom

On 15 June 1215, King John cut a deal with the barons at Runnymede, near Windsor. 800 years later, the thirteenth century document known as the Magna Carta is of global significance where the nurturing of democratic ideals is concerned. John Crace explains why. [more]

09.01.2015


Sascha Feuchert, Charlotte Knobloch

Should Hitler's "Mein Kampf" be republished?

The German copyright on "Mein Kampf" expires in 2015, renewing debate on whether it should be reprinted. Sascha Feuchert, of German PEN, believes an academic version is vital. Charlotte Knobloch, former vice president of the World Jewish Congress, is of a different opinion. [more]

10.10.2014


Thomas Rothschild

The new divide

Ahead of the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Thomas Rothschild draws attention to the growing gap between rich and poor in eastern Europe, and discrimination against minorities. The renaissance of nationalism in Hungary and elsewhere also requires urgent attention. [more]

16.09.2014


Saul Estrin, Kirsty Hughes

The multipolar challenge to free expression

Whether and to what extent the emerging democratic powers adopt strong international positions on freedom of expression, and match those positions with respect for rights at home, will have a major influence on the global discourse, write Saul Estrin and Kirsty Hughes. [more]

23.08.2013


Juan Luis Sánchez

Voices of the plazas

Social movements give validity to the rearguard, to the intellectual construction of a model that resists both attacks and criminalization, writes Juan Luis Sánchez. And as hundreds of people continue to be made homeless every day in Spain, the demonstrations can be expected to continue. [more]

12.04.2013


Jennifer Granick

Damage control

As online freedom comes under attack from big business and governments, Jennifer Granick charts the legal and regulatory landscape surrounding the Internet. And warns against deviating from the Internet's original design as a global open network. [more]

15.01.2013


Thomas Docherty

Research by numbers

Higher education cuts in the UK are hijacking the pursuit of knowledge. The perception has become entrenched that the role of academics is to serve business and do whatever the government decides is necessary for the economy, writes Thomas Docherty. [more]

15.04.2013


Mihir Bose

Sport v human rights

Sports journalist and historian Mihir Bose measures the lip service paid to civil rights by sports officials over the last 150 years against actions taken. Of all sporting associations, it is the rhetoric of the IOC that bears the least relation to reality, he writes. [more]

04.07.2012


Flemming Rose

Words and deeds

The cultural editor of "Jyllands-Posten" argues that the erroneous presumption that anti-Semitic propaganda was directly responsible for the Holocaust resulted in a post-war consensus on banning hate speech that ended up its own worst enemy. [more]

04.04.2012


Deborah Cohen

Secret trials

Drug study secrecy puts lives at risk

Studies to test drugs are too often never made public, putting lives at risk. All results from medical trials need to be released so that evidence-based policy making replaces policy-based evidence making, writes Deborah Cohen of the British Medical Journal. [more]

21.12.2011


Yasmine El Rashidi

Art or vandalism?

Where the Mubarak regime was once the target of political graffiti in Cairo, now it is the interim council. But when there's little to distinguish graffiti from burning flags, veteran oppositionist Yasmine El Rashidi is in two minds about its artistic value. [more]

27.09.2011


Gus Hosein, Eric King

Age of insecurity

Cooperation between the communications industry and governments creates unprecedented opportunities for surveillance. Lets not repeat the mistakes of the past and allow companies to assume that users are uninterested in what happens to their data, urge Gus Hosein and Eric King. [more]

05.07.2011


Salwa Ismail

Egypt: Days of anger

Egypt has been building up to a showdown with the regime for over a decade, writes Salwa Ismail. To appreciate the magnitude of the revolution, one needs to consider the kind of restrictions that have long been imposed on any expression of opposition. [more]

23.03.2011


Lydia Cacho

Reluctant heroes

"The first call is the one you never forget." International recognition offers a degree of protection to investigative reporters on the receiving end of death threats, writes Lydia Cacho. However being in the limelight presents a new set of dilemmas. [more]

24.01.2011


Daniel Barenboim, Clemency Burton-Hill

Bring music, bring life

Daniel Barenboim talks about why the taboo on performing Wagner has no place in Israel today, and why openness towards the other, the founding principle of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, continues to be relevant across the Middle East. [more]

01.10.2010


Maria Eismont, Alexei Venediktov

Russia's rules of engagement

"The fact that peole who were working freely in the 1990s now work in a way that is no longer free is the result of fear." Alexei Venediktov, editor-in-chief of independent Russian radio station Ekho Moskvy, tells Maria Eismont about dealing with death threats, censorship and the Kremlin. [more]

04.08.2010


Ron Deibert, Rafal Rohozinski

Cyber wars

The "next generation" controls with which authorities aim to manage the Internet mark a shift from heavy-handed filtering to sophisticated multi-pronged methods. Ron Deibert and Rafal Rohozinski on the attempt to normalize the exercise of power in cyberspace. [more]

26.03.2010


Jytte Klausen

See no evil

"They have turned my book into another chapter of this fruitless debate." Jytte Klausen talks to "Index on Censorship" about the controversial decision of Yale University Press to publish her book on the Danish cartoon crisis without reproductions of the cartoons themselves. [more]

25.01.2010


Konstanty Gebert, Irena Maryniak

Table talk

"It is an unnatural but positive development when democracy trains people to believe that, overall, it is better to let the bastard speak." Former Solidarity actvist and journalist Konstanty Gebert on censorship post-'89 and anti-Semitism in Poland today. [more]

30.09.2009


Miklós Haraszti

In God's name

A new UN proposal condemning "defamation of religion" cements oppressive governments' control of free speech while still sounding compatible with the advanced multiculturalism of liberal democracies, writes Miklós Haraszti. [more]

26.11.2009


Anne Higonnet

Pretty babies

When it comes to representing children, art and law are on a collision course, writes Anne Higonnet, and photographers are in the dock. "If it is the objectification of children that shocks us about child pornography, then let us consider cute," she proposes. [more]

24.03.2009


Kenan Malik

Shadow of the fatwa

Salman Rushdie's critics lost the battle but they won the war against free speech, writes Kenan Malik. The argument at the heart of the anti-Rushdie case - that it is morally unacceptable to cause offence to other cultures - is now widely accepted. [more]

16.12.2008


Ivan Klíma

Seeds of spring

A rebellion against censorship

When Ivan Klima and fellow writers spoke out against censorship in Czechoslovakia at the 1967 Writers' Congress, the literary weekly "Literární noviny" was taken out of the hands of the writers union and its editorial board dismissed. Yet the seed was sown for the Prague Spring of 1968. [more]

07.11.2008


Brian Glanville

Murder in Mexico

Chronicle of a massacre

Sent to Mexico City in 1968 to cover the Olympics, sports journalist Brian Glanville instead found himself reporting on the anti-government demonstrations at the Plaza de las Tres Culturas. He recalls how, despite the ensuing massacre, indifference reigned at the Olympic Village. [more]

07.08.2008


He Qinglian

Seeds of resistance

While the resistance in Tibet has drawn the most attention, two other groups are making life uncomfortable for the Chinese government: dispossessed landowners and environmentalists. Popular protest is set to dominate the agenda beyond the Olympic Games, writes He Qinglian. [more]

07.08.2008


Maria Eismont

Towns without censorship

Just as Russia's economic growth has obviated talk of democracy, the media's financial successes leave no place for ethical debate. Market imperatives do the censors' work for them; nevertheless, counter-examples exist, writes Maria Eismont. [more]

14.05.2008


Gus Hosein

They know where you are

"It is almost as though freedom and flexibility is being designed out of the Internet, where previously they were essential." Gus Hosein of Privacy International on how the Internet is turning into a data goldmine for governments that want to keep track of their citizens. [more]

05.02.2008


Maureen Freely

Why they killed Hrant Dink

Following the protests at the murder of Hrant Dink, observers hoped that prime minister Tayyip Erdogan would be forced to take action. That nothing happened ought to be no surprise, writes Maureen Freely. [more]

06.06.2007


Irena Maryniak

The edge of the volcano

Forced labour is widespread in Europe. But until policy makers recognize the need to manage the demand for migrant workers, there will continue to be a market for those prepared to risk exploitation. [more]

15.05.2007


Julian Petley

The retreat of reason

"Set up a straw man, then knock it down with a few killer facts and a dose of common sense." On the anti-PC campaign in the rightwing British press and how it plays into the hands of the far-Right. [more]

09.02.2007


Isabel Hilton

Surfing the dragon

Can China ever break out of the narrative in which it has bound itself? Can there be peaceful change and equal space for political and economic freedom? [more]

08.02.2007


Irena Maryniak, Salil Tripathi

Cities of migration

How do outsiders negotiate the new urban space in which they arrive? How do they make it their own? [more]

03.11.2006


Ted Cantle

Parallel lives

We may live in a multicultural society, but we need a more positive approach to breaking down segregation. [more]

11.04.2007


Moris Farhi

All history is the history of migration

Throughout history, the ambivalent presence of the migrant Other has aroused extremes of sentiment within the host community. [more]

30.04.2007


Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, Candace Allen, Ted Cantle, Dreda Say Mitchell

Multiculturalism: A failed experiment?

Commonality is all very well but it must work both ways: three responses to Ted Cantle's re-evaluation of nationality, citizenship, and community. [more]

03.11.2006


Ekow Eshun

Identities and the subversion of borders

The British-born Ghanaian travelled to his parents' homeland to find an answer to the familiar question: "Where are you from?" But far from getting away from the myth of European superiority that still resonated in the Britain of Eshun's youth, he found himself at its core. [more]

03.11.2006


Irena Maryniak

And now for something completely different?

Polish journalists are adept at self-censorship. Not that they would call it that; more a question of not washing dirty linen in Euro-waters and keeping up the self-image. [more]

28.09.2006


Mogniss H. Abdallah

La France: Love it or leave it

In the past year, France has seen a populist backlash often tolerated, if not supported by the media. But lately the media has demonstrated a growing awareness of the scale of racial discrimination in France and its role in reflecting diversity. [more]

25.09.2006


Valeriu Nicolae

Fourth arm of the state

Romania's media is a willing partner in the perpetuation of racism, prejudice, and discrimination. [more]

21.09.2006


Khaled Hroub

Great expectations

Nowhere has Al-Jazeera's independent reporting infuriated governments more than in the Arab world. But despite the channel's success in changing the media landscape in the region, some blame it for staying out of politics. [more]

15.09.2006


Dzianis Ramaniuk

Rites, rituals, and cemeteries

Ancient rituals, pagan and Christian, continue in the contaminated regions of Belarus. [more]

21.04.2006


Anatol Klashchuk

Children of Chernobyl

Now twenty years old, children born on the day of the catastrophe build their future. [more]

21.04.2006


Alla Yaroshinskaya

The big lie

The secret Chernobyl documents

In 1990, journalist Alla Yaroshinskaya came across secret documents about the Chernobyl catastrophe that revealed a massive cover-up operation and a calculated policy of disinformation. It has taken twenty years for the truth of the Chernobyl disaster to come to light, and even now the full extent of the consequences remains uncertain. [more]

21.04.2006


Ronald Dworkin

A new map of censorship

Is freedom of speech a universal human right? Ronald Dworkin defends a principle that should allow no compromise. [more]

29.03.2006


Ursula Owen

Getting used to offence

Should people in a multi-cultural society be protected from offence and insult simply because they demand it in the name of religion? A commentary on the British debate. [more]

10.03.2006


Geoffrey Hosking

Dictatorship of law

Many Russians identify democracy with an insecure and troubled existence, and hanker after the securities of the past. Active civil society is all but absent under Vladimir Putin's "dictatorship of law". [more]

24.02.2006


Tom Stoppard

Playing the trump card

The current confusion over freedom of speech is the result of liberalism's persistence in seeing a "right" as something to be claimed rather than accorded. [more]

17.02.2006


Salil Tripathi

Schmucks and miniskirts

To restrict freedom of expression to mollify Islamic extremists is patronizing and offensive to moderate Muslims, according to Salil Tripathi. [more]

17.02.2006


Ian Jack

Pictures, provocation, and free expression

The decision by some European newspapers to reprint the Mohammed cartoons smacked of arrogance and moral posturing, says the editor of Granta. [more]

16.02.2006


Richard Sambrook

Regulation, reponsibility, and the case against censorship

Is there ever a time and a place for censorship? Not if the media understands its responsibilities, argues the BBC's head of news. [more]

16.02.2006


Zinovy Zinik

Manifesto for the dawn of communism

Saints, scriptures, and a diasporic faithful: Soviet Communism is just getting started, prophesies Zinovy Zinik from the bar of the Museum Tavern in London. [more]

14.02.2006


Catherine Merridale

Where have all the babushkas gone?

The changing shape of Russian women says more about post-Soviet society than most conventional indicators. [more]

13.02.2006


Kenan Malik

Say what you think

It is both inevitable and important that people offend the sensibilities of others, says Kenan Malik. Without that, society would be less progressive and alive. [more]

09.02.2006


Adam Phillips

The forgetting museum

It seems self-evident that commemoration averts recurrence of that which is being commemorated. Yet an obsession with memory blinds us to the abuses of memory and to the uses of forgetting. [more]

10.12.2009


Christian Möller

The very model of a modern IGO

But does the OSCE live up to its self-proclaimed mandate as an exceptional inter-governmental organization? [more]

25.10.2005


Tony Bunyan

Unaccountable Europe

Three significant pieces of legislation suggest Europe is "sleepwalking into a surveillance society". [more]

04.09.2007


Barry Steinhardt

Three cheers for international cooperation

The US has often looked to Europe as a role model for how civil liberties should be protected. But three examples show that the Wild West legal regime is rubbing off on Europe. [more]

25.10.2005


Joe Stork

The thin end of the cooperation wedge

The practice of "rendition", whereby individuals suspected of having links to terrorism are extradited to countries that practise torture, is one of the darkest aspects of international cooperation. [more]

25.10.2005


Gus Hosein

Walking on the dark side

Whenever the G8 meets, there is some expectation that tensions will flare between the US and Russia on issues dealing with Iraq or Iran. But we are never in any doubt that each summit will finish with another declaration on surveillance of travel and communications, or the standardization of identity documents. [more]

04.09.2007


Tania Simoncelli, Helen Wallace

Spirallling out of control

The widening net cast by rapidly expanding DNA databases catches the innocent with the guilty, and scoops up whole families without their knowledge or consent. [more]

25.10.2005


David Fewer

The genie in the information bottle

The US smuggles its own intellectual property protection standards into trade agreements with developing nations. But resistance is gathering. [more]

24.10.2005


David Banisar

The irresistible rise of a right

In the past ten years there has been a global movement towards freedom of information at national levels. Now international organizations must subject themselves to the same standards they demand of others. [more]

21.10.2005


Simon Davies

The complete ID primer

In the face of strong resistance, the British government is introducing a far-reaching ID card. Other countries' experiences of similar systems could be instructive. [more]

20.10.2005


Karen Banks

Summitry and strategies

Much is at stake in the final meeting of the World Summit on the Information Society, but stakeholders don't see eye to eye. [more]

19.10.2005


Christian Semler

Is the tide of German memory turning?

In Germany, it has now become possible to acknowledge the German victims of WWII. This is not historical revisionism, but a movement to subsume the memory of National Socialism under the general memory of crimes against humanity committed in the twentieth century. [more]

23.06.2005


Timothy Snyder

Balancing the books

Sixty years and more since the end of WWII, eastern European experiences of subjugation are often glossed over. This creates misunderstandings that could be avoided by an awareness of a common European history. Then, solidarity rather than national prejudice would motivate public opinion on matters of European politics. [more]

06.05.2013


Wendy Pullan

A one-sided wall

Jerusalem

On the political and psychological effects of the Israeli-built security fence. [more]

12.08.2004


Raja Shehadeh

A drive on a forbidden road

Ramallah

Life on the Palestinian side of the fence. [more]

12.08.2004


Glenn Patterson

A strange kind of peace

Belfast

Protestants and Catholics are not ready to live side by side. [more]

12.08.2004


David Miller

Caught in the matrix

Iraq: The gulf between the political elite and the rest of us. [more]

03.05.2004


Caroline Moorehead

Necessary lies

Fabricated identities have become a valuable commodity for asylum seekers for whom credibility is the bottom line. Meanwhile, the media adds to the climate of disinformation. [more]

26.07.2006


Eugene Rogan

Arab books and human development

The challenges of Arab book publishing. [more]

27.04.2004


Peter Hounam

Mordechai Vanunu

The fiction of Israel's non-nuclear status. [more]

26.04.2004


Pieter-Dirk Uys

No laughing matter

A satirical look at the South African government's treatment of Aids. [more]

05.04.2004


Irena Maryniak

Aids in Russia

Ignorance, exclusion and denial

The Russian government remains quiet on the country's Aids epidemic. [more]

24.03.2004


Gayle Smith

Old wine in new barrels

US aid to Africa has less to do with combating Aids than with securing new and safer supplies of oil. [more]

24.03.2004


Irena Maryniak

Forging the social contract

The rule of law is no substitute for the bonds of friendship. [more]

20.01.2004


Bob Woffinden

Who drives the agenda?

Has the media fatally undermined the right to a fair trial for every defendant? [more]

17.10.2003


John Lloyd

Media power

Media, money and politics cosy up together. [more]

16.10.2003


Marcel Berlins

Free expression

More equal than others

Few rights successfully challenge the supremacy of the right to free expression. In law that is, governments are another matter. [more]

15.10.2003


Jonathan Rée

Legal evil

The legal precedent of the Eichmann trial: from rights of the accused to victims' rights. [more]

15.10.2003


Nicholas von Hoffmann

In the war whorehouse

American mass media put themselves at the state's service. [more]

30.07.2003


Richard Sennett

A nation's narrative

Both the virtues and dangers of patriotism depend on how the story is told. [more]

30.07.2003


Felipe Fernández-Armesto

Strangers know us best

Why are the British so careless with "Britishness"?

The careless British pose a greater threat to Britishness than any number of willing migrants to their shores. [more]

06.06.2003


Eve-Ann Prentice

All chaos on the media front

All is not well in the Serbian media-landscape. [more]

27.11.2002


Harold Evans

The voice of hate

The rise and rise of anti-Semitism

Harold Evans on the dangerous ways in which Arab anti-Semitism takes hold in the everyday life of our (mis)information age. [more]

25.11.2002


Akash Kapur

Politics into Economics don't go

Akash Kapur on the pitfalls and politics of diasporic writing. [more]

13.08.2002


Ivan Zasurskii

Control by Other Means

A Matter of Image: Putin and the Media

The last of the media barons has fallen to President Putin's need to control his image and determine the news agenda. [more]

28.06.2002


Dario Fo

Is this the new fascism?

The apathy and incoherence of the left are letting the Italian right have it all their own way and there are disastrous consequences in the offing, says Italy's leading playwright. [more]

28.08.2002


Anna Politkovskaya

Cleaning up

"Sanitisation" in Chechnya

Anna Politkovskaya was the journalist to have done most to uncover the Kremlin's dirty war in Chechnya. An article published in Index on Censorship in 2002 is exemplary of the reporting that earned her a reputation for fearlessness and ultimately cost her her life. [more]

06.05.2002


Irena Maryniak

Goodbye Solidarity

... and Welcome to Poland's New Breed Democrats

Irena Maryniak describes Poland's new breed of democrats as europhobic, catholic-backed, warm and xenophobic, glowing from their unexpected triumph at the polls. [more]

28.03.2002


Phillip Knightley

Losing Friends and Influencing People

The Media after 11 September

What happened to the media debate on the threats to civil liberties, the right of dissent, freedom of expression and other legal rights since 11 September? [more]

15.03.2002


Florence Amalou, Freimut Duve

The Patriotic Syndrome

Florence Amalou talks to Freimut Duve

The OSCE representative for free expression critices the US media in the wake of the 11 September attacks and exposes the attacks on freedom in Chechnya. He also expresses his disquiet on the media landscape in Silvo Berlusconi's Italy. [more]

15.03.2002


Juan Luis Cebrián

Few Tongues, Many Voices?

The Media and European Identity

Perhaps even greater media concentration can save Europe from homogenised cultural globalisation. [more]

21.02.2002


Olena Nikolayenko

The Most Dangerous Place

Journalists in the Ukraine

Last year, Ukraine, along with Russia, became the most dangerous place in the world for journalists to work. [more]

21.02.2002


Mark Thompson

Forging Peace

Balkan media, particularly the Serbian press, were actively engaged in forging war in the region. Now they have to learn a new role. [more]

30.11.2001


Anneliese Rohrer

Inside Story

Austrian Politics and Media

International and domestic perceptions of Jörg Haider and his Freedom Party differ sharply. A leading Austrian journalist urges a closer look at the record of previous governments and points to the unique degree of media concentration as a problem that has a history. [more]

15.10.2001


Norman Stone

Eurokid and Colonel Blimp

National Identity goes far deeper than a European one and, if we want to avoid a nationalist backlash, we should learn to live with that reality, writes Norman Stone. [more]

01.10.2001


 

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In memoriam: Ales Debeljak (1961-2016)

http://www.eurozine.com/blog/in-memoriam-ales-debeljak-1961-2016/
On 28 January 2016, Ales Debeljak died in a car crash in Slovenia. He will be much missed as an agile and compelling essayist, a formidable public speaker and a charming personality. [more]

Time to Talk     click for more

Time to Talk, a network of European Houses of Debate, has partnered up with Eurozine to launch an online platform. Here you can watch video highlights from all TTT events, anytime, anywhere.
Neda Deneva, Constantina Kouneva, Irina Nedeva and Yavor Siderov
Does migration intensify distrust in institutions?

http://www.eurozine.com/timetotalk/does-migration-intensify-distrust-in-institutions/
How do migration and institutional mistrust relate to one another? As a new wave of populism feeds on and promotes fears of migration, aggrandising itself through the distrust it sows, The Red House hosts a timely debate with a view to untangling the key issues. [more]

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Editor's choice     click for more

Jürgen Habermas, Michaël Foessel
Critique and communication: Philosophy's missions

http://www.eurozine.com/articles/2015-10-16-habermas-en.html
Decades after first encountering Anglo-Saxon perspectives on democracy in occupied postwar Germany, Jürgen Habermas still stands by his commitment to a critical social theory that advances the cause of human emancipation. This follows a lifetime of philosophical dialogue. [more]

Literature     click for more

Karl Ove Knausgĺrd
Out to where storytelling does not reach

http://www.eurozine.com/articles/2014-04-03-knausgard-en.html
To write is to write one's way through the preconceived and into the world on the other side, to see the world as children can, as fantastic or terrifying, but always rich and wide-open. Karl Ove Knausgĺrd on creating literature. [more]

Jonathan Bousfield
Growing up in Kundera's Central Europe

http://www.eurozine.com/articles/2013-08-16-kuisz-en.html
Jonathan Bousfield talks to three award-winning novelists who spent their formative years in a Central Europe that Milan Kundera once described as the kidnapped West. It transpires that small nations may still be the bearers of important truths. [more]

Literary perspectives
The re-transnationalization of literary criticism

http://www.eurozine.com/comp/literaryperspectives.html
Eurozine's series of essays aims to provide an overview of diverse literary landscapes in Europe. Covered so far: Croatia, Sweden, Austria, Estonia, Ukraine, Northern Ireland, Slovenia, the Netherlands and Hungary. [more]

Debate series     click for more

Europe talks to Europe

http://www.eurozine.com/comp/europetalkstoeurope.html
Nationalism in Belgium might be different from nationalism in Ukraine, but if we want to understand the current European crisis and how to overcome it we need to take both into account. The debate series "Europe talks to Europe" is an attempt to turn European intellectual debate into a two-way street. [more]

Conferences     click for more

Eurozine emerged from an informal network dating back to 1983. Since then, European cultural magazines have met annually in European cities to exchange ideas and experiences. Around 100 journals from almost every European country are now regularly involved in these meetings.
Law and Border. House Search in Fortress Europe
The 26th European Meeting of Cultural Journals
Conversano, 3-6 October 2014

http://www.eurozine.com/comp/focalpoints/lawborder.html
Eurozine's 2014 conference in southern Italy, not far from Lampedusa, addressed both EU refugee and immigration policies and intellectual partnerships across the Mediterranean. Speakers included Italian investigative journalist Fabrizio Gatti and Moroccan feminist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Rita El Khayat. [more]

Multimedia     click for more

http://www.eurozine.com/comp/multimedia.html
Multimedia section including videos of past Eurozine conferences in Vilnius (2009) and Sibiu (2007). [more]


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