Agenda

30 06 22
Tactical Media Meet-Up
The European Internet Blockade of Russian Propagandist Media

Against the backdrop of the war with Ukraine, the Russian government has sharply increased funding for state media, resulting in an unprecedented level of state propaganda spread on social media platforms. As a consequence, US and EU lawmakers and Ukrainian officials have jolted into action by pressuring social media platforms in an attempt to curb Russian misinformation. This seems to be a watershed moment with regard to freedom of the press and internet freedom. We discuss what is at stake with internet activists and journalists directly involved in war-news production.

Datum
Donderdag 30 jun 2022 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
SPUI25
03 11 22
Il-, anti-, non-: Liberalism and its Contestations

The developments of the last three decades—the rise of the populist right, globalisation of culture wars, sharpening ideological polarisation—have led scholars to think of novel ways to capture changing political realities. Widely-used terms such as ‘populism’, ‘conservatism’, or ‘democratic backsliding’, increasingly fall short in describing ongoing transformations including the disappearance of the ideological centre, the driving power of emotions, and blurring distinctions between the right and the left.

Datum
Donderdag 3 nov 2022 17:00 – 18:30
Locatie
SPUI25