Is the internet a tool for colonialism? The four participants of the “Digital Colonialism: a global overview” panel argue that digital developments can also be an instrument for control and domination.
TTIP, net neutrality, regulation of social media: Topics where Günther Oettinger seemingly has a lot of questions to answer. But the EU Commissioner would rather think about some lighter-weight topics, like network expansion, without having to state any specifics.
Teenager Joshua Arntzen attempted to explain Snapchat for adults at the MEDIA CONVENTION Berlin via a video presentation. It would seem that journalism is still having a bit of a tough time with the app.
You think gamers are nerds? You can't be bothered with computer games? Maybe radio broadcaster Marcus Richter's tips at the MEDIA CONVENTION Berlin can change that.
How can refugees in Germany be assisted to help them master their everyday life and stay up-to-date with news from their area and their home countries? The re:fugees@ARD session in the themed track "re:fugees" presented what's on offer.
No wireless network, but overhead projectors and teachers who desperately struggle with video projectors. In the re:learn session "What do kids think about #digitaleducation", we saw the example of a student project that made it quite clear: There is a lot that's in a sorry state in German schools – and digital education needs the initiative of the students.
Where does the hate on the internet come from? And how should we react to right-wing agitation? A discussion with Frank Richter, Caroline Mohr, Fabian Wichmann and Falk Richter.
"Once you discover the person behind the hate, the war is over." That was the message from Heather Armstrong, single Mum, Mummy blogger and constant target for hate comments.
The participants are the lifeblood of the re:publica. But just how spontaneous is the digital elite? The volunteers from the Bayerischen Rundfunk scouted the location to try and find out.
In the opening keynote of the re:publica, speakers Mishi Choudhary and Eben Moglen from Software Freedom Law Center asserted the revolution of the "encrypted internet".
Greenpeace Netherlands has gotten hold of over 248 pages from the TTIP documents. The organisation announced the leak on Monday morning at the re:publica. The documents contain claims and demands from the EU and the USA.
The founders of the re:publica inaugurated the anniversary edition of the conference to thunderous applause in the STATION Berlin, with old collaborators and colleagues onstage who have been there since day one: Kathrin Passig, Nicole Ebber, Tim Pritlove and Thomas Knüwer.