An attack on freedom of the press is an attack on democracy. In their re:publica keynote, journalists and activists told us about their struggle for the right to report – they addressed the crowd as representatives for those colleagues who are in prison or whose publishing companies have been closed.
In 2015, around 900,000 refugees reached the German borders. Since then, hundreds of new projects and initiatives have been created to provide those seeking refuge with new perspectives. The start-uppers Maxie Lutze, Henriette Schmidt and Ferdinand Dürr found some answers during their "Love Out Loud for Refugees" talk.
“Love out Loud!” - the slogan seems to fit Carolin Emcke perfectly. In 2016, her book "Gegen den Hass" (Against Hate) was awarded the German Book Trade´s Peace Prize and whilst she shares the re:publica call for love, it is however not without its limitations.
By now, you’ll no doubt have noticed our Love Out Loud motto. We’d like to take the opportunity to present you the labore:tory sessions and activities taking place under this year’s motto. Stay tuned and get excited!
- Love Out Loud-Das Internet schafft Raum für Information, Meinung, Diskussion und Streit. Bei Hass hört der Spaß aber auf. Weil der aber mehr wird, wehrt sich die Netzgemeinschaft. Mit Ideen, Ausdauer, dickem Fell. Und leider oft mit zu knappen Ressourcen und recht allein auf weiter Flur. Das wollen wir ändern. Wir wollen ein Netzwerk bauen für Gegenrede, positive digitale Meinungskultur und gegen den Hass im Netz. Das soll Unterstützung, Vernetzung und Sichtbarkeit schaffen, neue Mitstreiter begeistern und Industrie und Politik fordern. Im Lightning Talk gibts erste Einblicke und Diskussion.
- re:publica-Digital-to-analogue: Send a tweet with your very own positive slogan to @republica so that our illustrators Marius and Sven can paint them onto a protest sign! All signs will be exhibited in the Main Hall. Mark your tweet with #LOLreposter and stop by to see if it became “real“!
- Politics & Society-Though hate speech and digital violence constitute intricate problems
for citizens in liberal democracies already, troubles increase when
politics turned around. New strategies are to be developed within novel
political and technical contexts, but how?
- Love Out Loud-“Auf der Schattenseite” is a VR experience created for International Justice Mission, a NGO that frees modern slaves worldwide, providing follow-up care and empowering local policemen and lawyers. In a reconstructed brothel we are sending the visitors virtually to India to be confronted with a young girl in forced prostitution.