Let’s talk about Whistleblowing!
With: Jacob Appelbaum, Markus Beckedahl, Wolfgang Kaleck, moderated by Theresa Züger
During the past decades, whistleblowing and the publication of state secrets have proven powerful strategies to provide citizens with a new baseline of what they can know about clandestine governmental politics. At the same time, harsh reactions against the involved actors have demonstrated the political delicacy of such publications, and a general insecurity about how to deal with this new type of information politics. Driven by questions from the audience to the speakers, this session aims to create a space for debate about ways in which whistleblowing and the publication of secret material can become a legitimate and well-respected part of democracy.
Tickets can not be refunded or exchanged. Reduced tickets for students, those officially serving German federal voluntary service, people receiving social welfare, or severely disabled persons (at least 50 v. H. MdE) will be available at HKW box office only. Please bring a valid certification or student ID. During transmediale the HKW box office will be open on 4 - 6 February from 10.00 - 22.00 and on 7 February from 10.00 - 21.30.
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transmediale is a Berlin-based festival and year-round project that draws out new connections between art, culture and technology. The activities of transmediale aim at fostering a critical understanding of contemporary culture and politics as saturated by media technologies. In the course of its 29 year history, the annual transmediale festival has turned into an essential event in the calendar of media art professionals, artists, activists and students from all over the world. The broad cultural appeal of the festival is recognised by the German federal government who supports the transmediale through its programme for beacons of contemporary culture.