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Do not litter with words

Teresa Pakosz

Ukraine

“Poles in Ukraine”.

Poles have always lived in Ukraine. Polish culture doesn’t exist without Lwów or Wilno – the cities that nowadays belong to Ukraine. “It was the revenge of Stalin, we all now it”. Many Poles in Ukraine do not know the language, many do not  cultivate the identity. In the old times it was even dangerous to admit it. Many Poles have been sent to Siberia and the fathers of the families killed.

Now the Poles in Lwów and other parts of the country try to cultivate the cultural  heritage. Polish government help to renovate catholic churches, palaces and galleries that were once Polish. Otherwise, they would disappear.

Born and raised in Lwów. Being a social activist is her vocation. Journalist – is her profession. The president of Polish Radio Lviv.

Nataliya Petrushko

Ukraine

“The new elite for a New Europe”

There is a lot of dirt in our country. In the outside but in their hearts, people try not to  throw litter about. Not to litter with thoughts, with words. Not to offend. Think positively. There are not only human rights, that we talk about much here. There are also human duties, that Moises and later Christ told about.

Human rights are in danger. We now the situation in Georgia in the eastern Ukraine. If you add terrorism in France, in Belgium than it seems clear that there is a crisis of the leaders, of the elites. They need to be formed from the beginning.

An NGO activist. Profession – IT specialist. Engaged in citizenship education. Worked for the IEARN network (International Education and Research Network) that associates one milion terachers and students. Later, she took part in “PiE Summer Institutes” from citizenship education. Volunteer for the ONZ. Worked with youth as a part of UNDP “Integration for social engagement in Ukraine”. Coordinator of international internships and seminaries. Since the last year she works in Erasmus +Inclusion in Eastern Partnership countries and Russia”. Analitics.


The dillemas of Spain

Carmelo Jorda

Spain

„Freedom of speech and social networks in Spain”
– How political correctness is being used as a kind of censorship in Spain

 

He is a journalist, living and working in Madrid for the digital newspaper Libertad Digital (www.-
libertaddigital.com) and the radio station EsRadio (www.esradio.fm). He ussually writes and speaks
about politics, but also about economics and voyages.

Esperanza Garcia

Spain

„Nationalism and populism as the challenges for Europe”

As a reaction to economical crisis in Spain populism came and the nationalisms and separatist tendencies in certain parts of Spain arose. Still high rates of unemployement , especially among young people are the bad news. But small businesses are getting stronger. Spain remains the 4th economy in the European Union.

She is a deputy speaker of the Partido Popular (conservative party) in the regional parliament of Cataluna. She is a lawyer and a journalist.


Difficult history

Aleksander Wierzejski

Poland

“Challenges of the media in Poland”

A few words about the divisions in Poland. The history after 45r. – Poles started the war as the allies of France and UK, but then were “sold” during the Conference in Jałta and had to stay under the influence of USSR (Comunist Russia). Many officers that fought for freedom were killed at that time. Cavalry captain Pilecki, who is famous from getting to one of the concentration camps (Aushwitz) to build resistance movement there was tortured by the secret service and killed

Journalist ,Secretary of the Board of Warsaw Division of the Polish Association of Journalists

 

Tinatin Mirtskhulava

„EU – GEORGIA association agreement”

Signed in 2014, the agreement is designed to strengthen the ties of European Union and Georgia in politics, economy and socially. Georgia hopes it will finally let it enter the Union. The firsts steps towards it have been taken in 1996, but the war between Georgia and Russia stopped the process.

Economist specialist in social sciences, business and law. Volunteer, organizer,
activist.


Secret service officers among journalists

Dorota Kania

Poland

„Media in the third Republic of Poland”

Polish media after the fall of communism weren’t free. The “Gazeta Wyborcza” was the only main newspaper. It was founded after the first democratic elections since the war and people expected from it honest and thruthful information. But it defended communists and fighted with democratic opposition and “Solidarność”.


Publicist of „Gazeta Polska”, „Gazeta Polska codziennie”, Deputy editor in chief of
www.niezalezna.pl website, writer, has her own tv programme in TV Republika.

Krzysztof Karnkowski

Poland

„One eye – blind. Polish journalists after the 1989”

Polish independent media in “new Poland” had a lot difficulties in financing themselves. The net of old communist secret service officers tried to defend its status quo. But now there is “Gazeta Polska”, “Gazeta Polska Codziennie”, other weeklies, One, independent but small TV Republika and Catholic press to defend other values, freedom. democracy and pluralism. And of course, there is internet, which has great power in the modern world.


Social Sciences PhD, used to blog, now a publicist. Active on Twitter, in the
spare time punk rock vocalist.


Media wars

 

Carlos Barrio
Spain
„Cultural Hegemony; a productive concept for the far Left politics”

Biopolitics and cultural hegemony are the concepts that let the left- wing intelectuals legitimite the power of the political parties. The subject of immigration politics is not under public discussion in Spain nor in many other European countries. Germany could be here called the cultural hegemon, as this country, with strong position i European Union decides on political correct discourse on such important for all ther Europe issue.


Blogger and Film Critic

Zoltan Juhasz
Hungary

„War for media behind the scenes and double standard”

How the Fidesz party is able to keep the power? Building a strong media group is one of the decisive factors. After loosing power in 2002 conservative party decided to open a new television similar to CNN.


NGO activist. He is a co-founder and leader of Civil Kapocs. As an NGO they
support freedom of information by developing and running data access and
smart city services used as best practices even by other organizations.


Islamization of Europe

Danuta Lemoyne

France, Poland

„France -in the first place, the third alternative”

France is now in great danger – galloping islamisation changed this once beatiful, hospitable, friendly country. After recent terrorist attacks French are waiting for the changes in politics. It may help to stop with the political corectness and too much tolerance for the islamisation of France, silent consent for polygamy, lack of respect for women or even lack of pork meat in school cantines. But deep faith is also something the French needs, according to Lemoyne.

Polish language and history teacher, director of the Polish community school in
Paris Ecole Nova Polska, president of the association of Polish schools in
France.

 

Eva Iszoro

Spain, Poland

„Main differences in relation to patriotism and Catholicism between Poland and Spain”

What does patriotism mean to Spanish? Who is the real patriot? Who is the “persona facha”? Where is the Spanish Katyń? How much Arabs have  influenced Spain? The “observer” from Poland explains.

Eva Iszoro is a designer and architect graduated at ETSAM, Architecture School in Madrid in 2004.Her studio is specialized in architecture and design and combines different projects understanding theproyectual fact in a global way, experimental and without limits. She is coauthor of architectural projects awarded in international competitons and her work has been published in various publications.


The salt, not the honey

Adam Wesołowski

Sweden, Poland
„Should parents and children feel worry in Sweden?”

Wesołowski, who live in Sweden since the 1970s observes that its citizens have many advantages coming straight from Christian roots: honesty, work ethos, ability to cooperate. But he was also a witness of high secularisation of the nation. There are many tabu subjects in Sweden: abortion, cases of taking children away from their parents by the civil servants. Those are the cases that he is concerned about. He tries to explain the real meaning of abortion and with an organization Ra&Raavista to help those children that where taken from their parents without good reasons.


NGO activist for Polish Catholic Mission in Stockholm and for Rätt&Rattvisa/Law&Jus-
tice in Sweden. Chairman of Semper Fidelis organisation. Until 2015 MSc electronics,
Technical Safety Manager in Control Systems.

 

Marta Moriconi, Italy

Identity, Catholicism and the new Europe: the Italian case

Moriconi indicates the problems of today’s Italy. Deep demographical crisis, secularisation and nihilism propagated by the liberal Partito Democratico party. The Family Days that were the answear to new government directives: gay marriage, adoption of LGBT “families” didn’t solve all this problems, but showed the power of traditional families. The crisis is global. And the Europe should work together to build new great sintesis. Especially the christians, that should be the salt of the earth. Not the honey. But we are ready and prepared for it.

A journalist of the online newspaper IntelligoNews. She has participated in the Family Day, the largest event in the post-war history of Italy. She fights for religious freedom and for freedom from political corectness everyday. In Italy it is the greatest battle in her opinion.


Social media shake the world

A quarter of the globe population is on Facebook. Social media start to rule the world. It’s time to prepare for interesting times – urges Farhad Manjoo in the New York Times. In his article “Social Media’s Globe – Shaking Power” he mentions the last decision of Google and Facebook – to prohibit sites that traffic in fake news from making money off lies. That seems to be a good idea. But the reason of this step is clear: the election of Donald Trump.

In opinion of his antagonists the reason of this election is obvious: the lies about Democrats’ candidate, Hillary Clinton that has spread around the net.

In fact, it is the power of social media itself that helped Trump gaining votes. Mainstream media were against him. He had troubles with the financing and formal political expertise. But social media “have subsumed and gutted mainstream media. They have undone traditional political advantages like fund-raising and access to advertising. And they are destabilizing and replacing old-line institutions and established ways of doing things, including political parties, transnational organizations and longstanding, unspoken social prohibitions against blatant expressions of racism and xenophobia.”

As social networks help people to communicate more freely. in the case of Trump, they were able to speak openly about the themes that were forbidden in the oficial discourse, that were politically incorrect.

Brexit is another example of networking the groups of people that were marginalized by the offical media. And the ISIS searching for new members is one more, the scary one. The social media revolution is unpredictable and thus fascinating.


Ukraine is searching for freedom

Mykola Davydiuk

Ukraine

„How does Putin’s propaganda work”

The new propaganda in Russia and outside its borders. Military agression of Moscow is coworking with the media agression. Journalists are massively paid by the Kremlin. There are also special “farms” of the haters that are active in the social networks. In Ukraine as well as in Brussels works prorussion “experts” paid by the Moscow.

Ukrainian political expert, PhD in Political Sciences,  director of think tank “POLITICS”.

 

Volodymyr Tsybulko
Ukraine

“Limitless Freedom”

Ukraina has suffered much during the XX century: two World Wars, famine, Chernobyl disaster and total rusification. In XXI it suffers agression from Moscow, lost 7 percent of its teritory and every day Ukrainians are killed. But the nation believes in freedom, it has fought Russian influence in education, culture and Church.


Volodymyr Tsybulko. Writer, blogger, political analyst.


Return Georgia to the club!

Irakli Bokuchava

Georgia

“Global and local politics”

“Russia considers Georgia as a teritory of its influence. Not as a country.This decision isd humilating for Georgia, but permanent for Russia. I think West is waiting for the bankruptcy, crash of Russia and than will ignore its refusal of Georgia prowestern political orientation and actual process of integration Georgia into European Union and NATO. I call: accept, return Georgia to your political club, to your native European family”

Bokuchava gives us the insight into current situation of Georgia, real life in Russia and the strategies that helped Putin manipulate the public opinion in his country and outside. But he also warns : “Do not demonize Putin. He is just a former KGB agent”. Europe should come back to its christian roots, so that every country could benefit from the unity.

Doctor, blogger, publicist.

Marekh Tughushi

Georgia

“The teeth of the Russian bear – domination of Georgia”

Tughushi comes back to the time, when she personally experienced Russian agression towards her country. Explains that acusations that it was Georgia to start the conflict, are simply untrue. She reminds the role of Lech Kaczyński, who is the hero for the Georgians.

Banker, working in Bank of Georgiaasan Universal Teller Operator. She has graduated from Tbilisi Open University in interational relations. She has volunteered in charity company Gorgasali XXI century and in NGOs: , EMT and SiQA – inside and outside of Georgia. Spent 11 monthes in Poland in OHP Siemianowice Śląskie by EFS project.