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The re:publica conference (Berlin, 5-7 May) is regarded as one of the world's leading events on digital culture topics. As a media partner for the conference, which this year is taking place under the heading "Finding Europe", we publish six press reviews on burning web-related issues.


Debate | 04/05/2015

The Enemy Within?

The Enemy Within?

Besides director Laura Poitras, the Oscar for the documentary Citizenfour honours whistleblower Edward Snowden for his courage. In the European media, however, debate also focuses on whether whistleblowers are actually playing into the hands of enemy powers. » more

Debate | 04/05/2015

The Big Gathering

The Big Gathering

Have I walked more than 10,000 steps today? And when was the last time I went for a cancer screening? In future we won't be the only ones to ask such questions: the first health insurance companies are now also planning to start gathering such data on their customers. Europe discusses what big data will cost us and how we can benefit from it. » more

Debate | 04/05/2015

Flight into the Web

Flight into the Web

"Revolution will not be televised – it will be tweeted": the graffiti that appeared in the streets of Istanbul in the wake of the Gezi protests heralds a development in European countries where press freedom is in danger: criticism of the government is increasingly shifting to the Internet because TV channels and newspapers are in the hands of pro-government media moguls – who don't baulk at using them to exert power. Can social media, blogs and independent web portals foster an open public debate? » more

Debate | 04/05/2015

The invisible war

The invisible war

Cyber attacks on public and private institutions often result in considerable financial damage and loss of reputation. But does the war on the web also pose a risk to entire social systems? And what happens when states use the same weapons as hackers? » more

Debate | 04/05/2015

Fast lane in the Internet?

Fast lane in the Internet?

Net neutrality is widely seen as a precondition for non-discriminatory access to the Web and free competition. While the US has introduced rules for a free and open Internet, net neutrality is still a bone of contention in the EU. » more

Debate | 04/05/2015

World Wide ill-Will?

World Wide ill-Will?

Hatred, harassment and strikes below the belt are rife on the Internet. Under the protective cloak of anonymity, users vent their rage in online comments. Would a ban on anonymity improve the way people treat each other on the web or would it curtail freedom of expression? » more

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