Fingers on the buttons #2 | Click for Change

Can social media still kickstart a movement?


19 February 2014 - 19:30

When youngsters in the Arab world took to the streets and ousted their dictators, it appeared that the end of oppression was a fact. The social media played an important role here. While new technologies can emancipate individuals, governments can also consolidate their grip on the internet. Is it possible for social media to still kickstart a movement? Marietje Schaake (Euro MP for D66) interviews Egyptian activist Amr Gharbeia, the Dutch journalist Rena Netjes and Maher Hamoud, editor-in-chief of The Daily News Egypt.

Who's afraid of the F-word? #1

Discussions about feminism and gender


11 November 2012 - 11:00

The new series ‘Who's afraid of the F-word' will start on the 11th of November, on National Woman's Day. The VOK and deBuren will invite an internationally renowned guest speaker to give her feminist views on a world in transition.

It's the Economy, Stupid #5. About Gharar, Riba and Murabaha

Islamic banking, the answer to the financial crisis?


9 October 2012 - 19:30

Do the words Gharar, Riba and Murabaha ring a bell? If not, then that's about to change! Is Islamic banking is a good alternative to the Western system? Would Sharia banking have prevented the financial crisis? Piet Depuydt talks with Rachida Talal-AzimiMohamed Boulif and Jef Tavernier.

Philippe Van Parijs: Linguistic justice for Europe & for the World

The rise of English as a tool for justice and a source of injustice


28 February 2012 - 19:30

In his new book, Linguistic Justice for Europe and for the World, the economist and philosopher Philippe Van Parijs states that the dissemination of English as a lingua franca must be encouraged but that the resulting injustices must actively be countered. To this end, Van Parijs proposes controversial methods such as the poaching of the web and the linguistic territoriality principle. On the 28th of February Philippe Van Parijs will expand on his views, with a special emphasis on their implications for the European institutions and for the capital city of the European Union.

Mediacafé #7: Twitter can cost you your job

Does a newsroom need social media codes?


11 October 2011 - 19:30! Attention: starting hour has changed!

Newsrooms formulate guidelines regarding the use of social media. Do these guide lines really solve the problem? Debate with Dean Wright, former Global Editor Ethics, Innovation and News Standards at Reuters and Editor in Chief at MSNBC, Alexander Pleijter, professor New Media and Innovation at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen and driving force behind The New Reporter, and Olaf Koens, freelancer and twitter fanatic. Xavier Taveirne (Radio 1, VRT) moderates the debate.

Is Europe getting smaller?

About nationalism in the EU


21 September 2011 - 20:00

The nationalistic discourses in Poland and Belgium are highly different, but they both have consequences for the European integration. Can a nationalistic discourse go hand in hand with the European ideal of integration? Bruno Coppieters (VUB) and Jurek Kuczkiewicz (Le Soir), amongst others, will participate in this discussion.

Mediacafé #6: How to report the economic crisis in Europe?


5 May 2011 - 20:00

Are our media able to inform us sufficiently about the economic crisis in Europe? What role did the media play in the build-up of the financial crisis in 2008, and how far does the responsibility of journalists reach when they give speculators a free forum? A debate with Sony Kapoor, Peter De Keyzer and Leigh Philips. Moderator: John Van Overtveldt.

Brand New Belgium

A debate about the future of the brand Belgium


7 October 2010 - 20:15

Mediacafé # 1:The Journalist of the Future

Debate and Documentary


31 March 2010 - 19:00

Who is the journalist of the future? Joris Luyendijk, Ine Van Linthout, Yves Desmet and Chris Atkins come up with a few possible answers during a full evening programme. Take the opportunity to watch Starsuckers for the first time uncensored in Flanders!

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