Battle of Ideas - Read all about it: Truth in demand (LIVE STREAM ON PAGE)

Open to the Public
Nador u. 9, Faculty Tower
Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - 6:00pm
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Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Technology is transforming the media. Professional journalists are now challenged by ‘citizen journalists’ providing their own reportage and opinions online. But without journalistic ethics - editorial control and fact-checking  -  how can we ensure citizens get reliable news?



Eszter Babarczy, senior researcher and associate professor, Moholy-Nagy University for Applied Arts, Budapest; cultural historian, journalist, essayist and translator

Frank Furedi, professor of sociology, University of Kent, Canterbury; author, Wasted, Politics of Fear and Where Have All the Intellectuals Gone?

Ellen Hume, Annenberg Fellow in Civic Media, Centre for Media and Communication Studies, CEU, Budapest; former US journalist and media commentator

Eva Katona, freelance journalist; chief secretary, Association of Hungarian Content Providers; former editor-in-chief, Kreatív

Chair: Angus Kennedy, head of external relations, Institute of Ideas; chair, IoI Economy Forum

This Battle Satellite event is organised by the Institute of Ideas in partnership with the Centre for Media and Communication Studies and in association with CEU Budapest.

Battle Satellites are public discussions in which the audience is fully involved: not lectures or seminars; but conversations. The panel begins the discussion with opening remarks, then the audience joins in with comments and challenges as well as questions. The intellectual pressure is on speakers and audiences alike to understand the issues in question.