FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION REDEFINED
VERONIKA MUNK / ANDRÁS SAJÓ
SAMSTAG, 1.10. 2022 / 11h00
AKADEMIE DER BILDENDEN KÜNSTE WIEN, AULA
What is the meaning of freedom of expression today? What should we fear more in the years to come – illiberal governments’ restrictions and the repression of independent voices, or Big Tech’s unrestricted power to censor? What does freedom of expression mean in the age of social networks, and how can we recognize and resist the limitations on free speech in countries leaning towards autocracy? In conversation with VHF co-founder DESSY GAVRILOVA, the former judge at the European Court of Human Rights, law professor, and member of the Meta oversight board ANDRÁS SAJÓ discusses these issues with the Hungarian journalist and head of content development at telex.hu, VERONIKA MUNK.
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Veronika Munk is an award-winning Hungarian journalist, the founding Editor-in-Chief and Head of Content Development of the independent Hungarian online news daily Telex. She was the deputy editor-in-chief at Index, Hungary’s largest online news daily, from where she and her colleagues resigned in July 2020 due to external political influence on the newspaper. Telex is a market-leading crowdfunded online news daily in Hungary that was built with the idea of creating a fully independent media product in a country where the free press is in bad shape.
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András Sajó is a former judge at the European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg (2008-17). He is a University Professor at CEU and a member of the Meta Oversight Board. Professor Sajó has been extensively involved in legal drafting throughout Eastern Europe and taught at US law schools since 1990. His latest publications include Ruling by Cheating (Cambridge University Press) and his edited volume The Routledge Handbook of Illiberalism.