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[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”115932″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]As part of the launch of the new Index on Censorship magazine, which looks at the underreported stories of the last year, we will explore what has been happening in Poland and Slovenia when it comes to our freedoms. Two experts from those countries will tell us what life is currently like on the ground.
Anuška Delić is the founder of Oštro, Center for investigative journalism in the Adriatic region. She is a Balkans regional editor at OCCRP, and a member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. Katarzyna Kasia is a philosopher, author and assistant professor at the Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw. Index on Censorship magazine editor and head of content Jemimah Steinfeld will be chairing the conversation.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]
On 20 June, the Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament voted in favour of an extremely controversial copyright directive proposed by the European Commission. While promoted as protecting the work done by the creative industry, several provisions within it threaten to significantly limit how we share information on the internet globally in the future, with potentially severe results for freedom of expression online. Read in full.
Poland is at the centre of the debate on memory politics in Europe. Plans for a museum to commemorate the ‘Polocaust’ are the next part of Poland’s history project – but have prompted outrage in Israel. Konstanty Gebert reports on what it all means. Read in full.
More than 4,000 miles from home in Poland’s capital, President Trump couldn’t help but needle his favorite target of the week, CNN, using his catch-all derogatory moniker, “fake news.” Read the full article