|Donnerstag, 7. 9. 2000||
FREE SPEECH COMMUNITY DAY
international free media networks demand
convergence in europe
discussion: free speech or free market
LINUX DEMO DAY
ars in der manege
exhibition: reporter ohne grenzen
Free Speech is one of the basic principles to guarantee civic participation in democratic processes.
This requires efficeint information of the public, so that all members of society share a mutual
basis for politicak and social participation. Current trends in market liberalisation and ownership
concentration tend to undermine content diversity and cultural pluralism. Various alert campaigns like Green
Ribbon and Blue Ribbon try to build awareness for the importance for free speech in democratic societies.
Study Groups have been installed by various Non-Governmental Organizations to foster research in the
implications of market concentration on diversity and information issues.
The Free Speech Community Day will be dedicated to the dynamics of current market developments and its
effects on free speech and community media by taking a closer look at European media policy and market