Samstag, 01. Mrz 2014, 10:00 - 19:00 iCal

Freedom of Information Under Pressure

International Conference

Kuppelsaal of Vienna University of Technology
Karlsplatz 13, 4th floor, 1040 Vienna

Tagung, Konferenz, Kongress, Symposium

Weitere Termine

Freitag, 28. Februar 2014, 14:00 - 19:00

The University of Vienna, the transform!at Association and the Critical Librarians Association (KRIBIBI) are pleased to invite you to the International Conference on "Freedom of Information under Pressure. Control - Crisis - Culture", which will take place in Vienna on the 28th of February and 1st of March 2014 at the Kuppelsaal of the Vienna Univesity of Technology, which is situated at the centre of Vienna at Karlsplatz 13, 1040.

This conference will gather more than 30 international speakers (academics, media practitioners, librarians, experts of open culture and public space, activists and policy makers) from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom and will call for an open discussion on the challenges of freedom of information in the light of the recent surveillance revelations and the increase in censorship and prosecutions of media, journalists and whistle-blowers in Europe and beyond.

Keynote and plenary speakers include:

Gill Phillips (Director of Editorial Legal Service, The Guardian, United Kingdom)

Augoustine Zenakos (Investigative Journalist, UNFOLLOW magazine, Greece)

Mariniki Alevizopoulou (Investigative Journalist, UNFOLLOW magazine, Greece)

Christian Fuchs (Professor of Social Media, University of Westminster, United Kingdom)

Joachim Losehand (Scholar, VIBE!at, Austria)

George Katrougalos (Professor, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece)

Wolfgang Hofkirchner (Professor, Vienna University of Technology, Austria)

Erich Möchel (Journalist, ORF, Austria)

Important information:

The event is public, open to everyone and free but registration is essential for attendance. Light lunch, coffee and refreshments will be provided. The official language of the conference will be English with simultaneous interpretation to German and Greek. The conference will be also streamed online by The Press Project (more information on the conference website).


transform European Network, Austrian Ministry of Science and Research, Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, the Arts and Culture, Karl Renner Institute, The Press Project, Wien Kultur, ORF, Stadt Wien, Grüne Bildungswerkstatt, Centre for Freedom of the Media (CFOM).

Supporters and collaborators:

Der Standard, University of Westminster, Vienna University of Technology, University of Sheffield, Association of European Journalists, International Press Institute, Verein für Internet-Benutzer Österreichs (vibe!at), International Society for Information Studies, Metalab, CryptoParty Austria, ICTs-and-Society Network, Österreichische Liga für Menschenrechte, Vereinigung österreichischer BibliothekarInnen und Bibliothekare (VÖB), Technisches Museum Wien, Katholische Sozialakademie, Evangelische Akademie, Solidarity4all Vienna, Verein Greiechicher Studenter & Akademiker Wien (SEFEV).

Zur Webseite der Veranstaltung


Dimitris Tsapogas (University of Vienna), Peter Fleissner (transform!at), Nikolaus Hamann (KRIBIBI)

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Dimitrios Tsapogas
University of Vienna
Department of Political Science