Political fragmentation is continuously rising. We expertise much less and fewer of a shared actuality throughout society. Some individuals are afraid of migrants – others of shedding their houses. Some folks don’t consider COVID exists – some religiously consider in science and objectivism. But others attribute something they don’t perceive to historic aliens.
Our societies are extra saturated with media than ever earlier than. The proliferation of content material for the sake of content material makes it that a lot tougher for the viewers to determine relevance. This upheaval, this destabilization of that means is what occurs each time a significant technological shift pushes society out of its established habits.
A number of many years in the past, digital progressives used to vow a brand new age, the place the web and its facilities would result in freedom, and democracy, making our lives simpler and extra pleasing. At this time, most media diets are dominated by rubbish adverts, political propaganda and a continuing, pounding noise from content material farms.
Who can we blame for all this? At this time’s company have some perception to supply.
Mercy Abang is an award-winning journalist from Nigeria. She’s a media entrepreneur, co-managing director and CEO of Hostwriter, based mostly in Berlin, Germany.
Lina Chawaf is a Syrian journalist, and founding father of Radio Rozana broadcasting in Arabic to a Syrian viewers each in Syria and within the diaspora. She’s working from Gaziantep, Turkey.
Péter Krekó is a political scientist and social psychologist at ELTE College. He’s the director of Political Capital Institute a Budapest-based impartial suppose tank. He’s additionally a long-time recurring writer and buddy of Eurozine.
We meet with them on the spectacular library of the College of English and American Research on the Eötvös Loránd College, within the coronary heart of Budapest, Hungary.
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Merve Akyel, artwork director
Szilvia Pintér, producer
Zsófia Gabriella Papp, government producer
Margarita Lechner, writer-editor
Priyanka Hutschenreiter, undertaking assistant
Hermann Riessner managing director
Judit Csikós undertaking supervisor
Csilla Nagyné Kardos, workplace administration
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Nóra Ruszkai, sound engineering
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László Halász, images
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Victor Maria Lima, animation
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Julia Sobota, Daniela Univazo, Mars Zaslavsky, Marta Ferdebar, Olena Yermakova
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